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