Three people arrested, suspected of Truckee burglaries |

Three people arrested, suspected of Truckee burglaries

Kevin MacMillan

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Three people were arrested last month in connection with a slew of residential burglaries that occurred a year ago in Truckee, police said.

According to the Truckee Police Department, detectives spent months collecting DNA and other evidence at several Truckee homes that were burglarized in late 2013 and early 2014.

According to previous reports, many of the homes were in the Tahoe Donner and west Donner Lake neighborhoods.

The crimes were believed to have occurred during the same time span as others across Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and in Incline Village.

Evidence from the Truckee homes was eventually submitted earlier this year to the California Department of Justice in Sacramento for forensic analysis, according to a Wednesday statement from TPD.

Once DNA from three suspects was linked to the burglaries, Truckee Police submitted the cases to the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, and warrants were issued.

One of the suspects — Darren Michael Hoffmann, of Truckee — self-surrendered at the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office in October.

According to police, Hoffmann was linked by DNA to a residential burglary in Truckee and to a burglary involving a firearm, which was recovered in another crime.

The other suspects — Carlos Kyle Woodbridge, of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Nathan Eugene Sprague-Sullivan, Orangevale, Calif. — were arrested in the Sacramento area last month, on suspicion of burglary.

Both have extensive property-crimes and drug-related criminal histories, according to TPD.

Police are still investigating the incidents; anyone with information is asked to contact TPD at its main office at 530-550-2323.

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