Three more arrested as probe of recent burglaries continues
Three men were arrested Thursday morning in Glenshire in the latest developments in an investigation of several recent thefts in the area, according to the Truckee Police Department.
Rondel Foster, 25, and Kenneth Dekker, 37, were arrested at the home of Michael Althouse on 15654 Donnington Ln. at about 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning.
Althouse, 41, turned himself in to the police later that same day, according to police reports.
All three were charged with alleged possession of stolen property. Dekker was also charged with alleged possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
The early morning arrests were made after a search warrant was served on Althouse’s residence. Agents from the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office all worked with the TPD in the raid.
Found in the home was several thousand dollars worth of equipment believed to have been stolen from the U.S. Forest Service in a January burglary at their Stampede Reservoir fire station, including firefighting uniforms and gear. More than $10,000 worth of equipment was reported missing in the theft.
“A wide variety of things were missing,” said Joanne Roubique, USFS district ranger. “Tools, general equipment, a lot of fire gear and clothing. The clothing and gear is fire-retardant and very expensive.”
At Althouse’s residence, police also recovered drug paraphernalia and several $100 bills believed to be counterfeit.
Dekker and Foster were living at the residence, according to reports. A third man there at the time of the raid was questioned and released.
These arrests came on the heels of the arrest of three other men after a traffic stop on Feb. 22, also made on Donnington Lane. Arrested on multiple charges then, including alleged possession of drugs, weapons and stolen property, were driver Paul Michael Lampron, 22, of the Reno/Sparks area; Philip Harmer, 27, of Simi Valley and Jason Wayne Bahnsen, 21, of Carson City. Found in Lampron’s vehicle at that time were weapons, drugs, and some material that was later identified as missing from the Forest Service burglary.
Truckee Police say that the three men arrested last month and those arrested Thursday are linked, although the exact nature of their ties is not known.
“Both of them had stolen property from the same place,” said TPD Cmdr. Scott Berry. “I would characterize them as acquaintances.”
No firm evidence has been found to tie any of the arrested with a series of auto burglaries that occurred in Glenshire and Sierra Meadows in early February.
“The investigation remains ongoing,” Berry said.
Anyone with information on recent burglaries in Truckee can call the TPD at (530) 550-2320.
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