Truckee man arrested on felony burglary charge, meth possession |

Truckee man arrested on felony burglary charge, meth possession

Anthony Allen Criswell
Courtesy Nevada County Jail |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local man was arrested this weekend on suspicion of felony burglary after authorities say he broke into a Truckee gas station and stole several packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets.

According to a statement from the Truckee Police Department, officers responded on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:51 a.m. to a report of a burglary that happened during closed hours at the Fast Lane station at 11991 Highway 267 in Truckee.

According to the station’s surveillance video, the suspect was identified as Anthony Allen Criswell, 42, of Truckee, an ex-Fast Lane employee and a convicted felon, according to TPD.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, a TPD sergeant located Criswell’s vehicle at a house in the Glenshire subdivision, and officers reportedly began surveillance, as they determined Criswell may be armed.

At about 6:30 p.m., Criswell left the residence with two passengers in his vehicle, and police “initiated a high risk stop” at the intersections of Glenshire and Wiltshire lanes.

No weapons were found, and Criswell was arrested without incident, according to TPD.

Criswell was booked into Nevada County jail in Nevada City on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of drug possession (methamphetamine); his bail as of Monday remained at $10,000.

One passenger — Mariesa Lynn Yeoman, 25, of Kings Beach — was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance; she was booked into the Nevada County Jail in Truckee.

The second passenger was released at the scene with no charges, police said.