Placer, El Dorado authorities arrest five in burglary investigations

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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Sheriff’s investigators have arrested five people after investigations into separate strings of burglaries in El Dorado and Placer counties.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigators located and arrested two men in Sacramento County in connection with several residential burglaries in Granite Bay and Lincoln.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said that investigators are looking into the possibility that the two may have been responsible for burglaries in other cities in Placer County.

Douglas Wayne Boyer, 23, was arrested Thursday night in Fair Oaks on burglary and possession-of-stolen-property charges. Levi Ochotorena, 33, was arrested Wednesday in Sacramento.

Their arrests followed a burglary of a Granite Bay home on Wednesday morning. Erwin said property located at the time of the arrests was released back to the victims.

The El Dorado County arrests of three suspects occurred Tuesday in Georgetown. Jeri Acuna, 37, was arrested for possession of stolen property and a stolen vehicle. Ryann Jana Leidel, 32, and Tommie Richard Stover were arrested on felony warrants. Stover’s age was not given.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker said hundreds of items that were confirmed to be stolen were located during a search of a Wentworth Springs Road property in Georgetown. The arrest follows an investigation into a series of break-ins stretching from the Pollock Pines area through Placerville and into outlying areas of Georgetown, he said.

“So far items have been identified that belong to victims from four separate burglaries and one auto theft,” Becker said. “The amount of stolen property recovered was so great, it took seven detectives all day to process.”

Becker said that no links had been made by Friday to any break-ins in the Cool or Auburn Lake Trails areas.