Truckee boy, 14, arrested for burglary, mail tampering
December 20, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 14-year-old Truckee boy was arrested Wednesday after police say he confessed to a series of burglaries and mailbox tampering incidents in the Glenshire area.
The Truckee Police Department fielded more than 12 reports on Tuesday of mail tampering in the Eastern Truckee neighborhood, officers said in a statement Thursday. Additionally, two businesses and two homes were burglarized.
Officers identified the boy as a suspect Wednesday morning. According to TPD, after officers found stolen property in his possession, he confessed and took "responsibility for all of the theft and burglary activities from the previous day."
Additional property was recovered when the 14-year-old took officers to locations where it had been stashed.
The department reunited victims with their property. Gift cards to Amazon.com and Starbucks with significant value were among items stolen, according to police.
"In one instance, officers were able to return a cash gift to a victim by restoring the original amount with some of their own funds," police said. "The suspect had stolen cash from a holiday card and already made a purchase … officers restored that value and presented it to the victim…"
The juvenile was booked Wednesday into the Nevada County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of several counts of burglary, mail tampering and theft.