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Three Arrested after Citizen Pursuit on 49

Three suspects arrested following a pursuit by a citizen who was able to point law enforcement to the individuals. Nevada County Sheriff Captain Jeff Pettitt tells KNCO that the events began within the Grass Valley City limits following an alleged burglary on Taylorville Road around 11:00.

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The reporting party updated location of the suspect vehicle.

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Upon arrival the reporting party pointed him towards the red Blazer.

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A female passenger in the front seat identified herself as Abigail Halford.
The deputy also spotted a number of suspicious items in the Blazer.

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Because of the suspicious items which are commonly used during burglaries the deputy searched the vehicle. In the process they located three Halloween style masks and another set of black gloves. More items were discovered in various parts of the vehicle.

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A pellet gun was also located in a backpack. On the drivers person, a 10 inch fixed-blade knife was found and on the female a small switchblade type knife.

Tristan Appleton, Cory Goorich-Fordyce, and Abigail Halford were all arrested and booked on various burglary related items, criminal conspiracy, and concealed weapons.

The incident remains under investigation.

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