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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2018 12:12 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/17/2018 12:12 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

Copperopolis Burglary Suspects Captured in Tuolumne County

Copperopolis., CA...On 4-16-18 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a commercial burglary at the True Value store on Spangler Lane in Copperopolis. In reviewing video surveillance, deputies saw that at approx. 0315 hours, a black Jeep Cherokee with no license plates smashed into the glass door of the business. Two occupants of the vehicle then entered the store and stole various Stihl products including chain saws, rototiller, and a cement saw. The subjects then fled the area. Calaveras deputies shared a Be-On-The-Lookout alert to surrounding agencies for the commercial burglary suspects.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office notified Calaveras deputies of a vehicle pursuit that happened around the same time frame with a suspect vehicle matching the Copperopolis burglary vehicle description. Calaveras Deputies were told that the California Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a black Jeep Cherokee with no license plates in Tuolumne County around 0330 hours. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit which ended around Rock River Road in Tuolumne County and the occupants of the suspect vehicle fled on foot. Recovered from inside the Jeep Cherokee were brand new Stihl products matching the exact description of what was stolen in Copperopolis.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office then responded to a report of a home owner in the area holding two suspects at gun point who had broken into and were hiding inside his garage. The two suspects, identified as Kenneth Carnes (age 39) and Matt Ayers (age 31) were both arrested. These two men were wearing clothing that matched the description of the Copperopolis burglary suspects. Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office in conducting follow-up for the Copperopolis True Value burglary.

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Community Policing
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:32:58   By: Anonymous
More evidence that the law enforcement model in our county is not working because there is not enough coverage. Community centers now should be hiring their own 24 hour security. The shortage of law enforcement being put out to the media this election is now attracting more crime. It is getting out of hand and needs to stop.

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    Re: Community Policing
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:53:37   By: Anonymous
    Both of them repeat burglars(not very bright at that) when will something be done with them,instead of catch and release?

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      Re: Community Policing
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:57:58   By: Anonymous
      Well I am glad that gun restriction in Tuolumne county was not in force at the time.

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        Re: Community Policing
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:41:45   By: Anonymous
        Thankfully we have a good citizen with a gun to stop and hold these two low life scumbags.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:58:50   By: Anonymous
Good thing they were picked up in Tuolumne. At least in Tuolumne County deputies can still bring criminals to jail. They have people who will work there unlike Calaveras where everyone is leaving. Maybe the person running the jail should go to Tuolumne? Then maybe folks would stay.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-17 16:17:07   By: Anonymous
    You should leave also .

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      Posted on: 2018-04-17 16:53:56   By: Anonymous
      Ha ha ha ha. I’m not the problem....

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        Posted on: 2018-04-17 22:11:01   By: Anonymous
        So who was the bright individual who broke into Kwik Serve? Said he is a local and goes there often. Last guy got busted by the cameras. Dumb ass.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-18 18:33:51   By: Anonymous
They would be out tomorrow on $3.50 bail if they were caught in Calaveras. What's up with Yook?

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    Posted on: 2018-04-18 20:19:40   By: Anonymous
    Well, Yook doesn’t set the bail. The bail is set by the presiding judge. So, if you’re angry about that, make sure you direct your anger at the right person/people.

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