Truckee cocaine bust leads to $7,000 in stolen items
January 17, 2006
Staff reportsLast week’s arrest of two men for an ounce of cocaine has police seeking to return more than $7,000 in stolen clothing and snowboard equipment.On Jan. 7, Truckee Police pulled over Adam Clark of Tahoe City for car-registration violations, and uncovered $4,000 worth of cocaine, knives, and a large amount of high-end clothing. Clark, who is also being charged with a parole violation, is being held with out bail. Clark’s passenger, Timothy M. Otonicar of Seattle, Wash., is being held on similar charges with a bail at $50,000.Several days of follow-up to the arrest have led Truckee police detectives to identify more than $7,000 in stolen property. The detectives have been locating the stores from which the clothes were stolen. Four high-end snowboards were stolen from REI store in Reno and several North Face Ski Jackets were taken from Granite Chief in Truckee. The police have also connected a credit card found in a later search to a room burglary at the Casino Hotel in Stateline, Nev.Detectives are still trying to locate the proper owners of several other pieces of high-end clothing, including $398 worth of dress belts from Brooks Brothers. A preliminary hearing for both suspects is scheduled for Jan. 23.