Truckee pair arrested for recent Northstar burglaries
Two Truckee residents are in custody after burglarizing four condominiums at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
Placer County Sheriff’s investigators said that on the evening of Jan. 25 and the early morning of Jan. 26, Christopher Carl Haring, 20, and Brandy Lea O’Neill, 23, allegedly broke into a lock box at the Northstar resort and stole keys to condominiums being held for pick-up by renters. Using the keys to make entry, the pair burglarized four of the condos stealing a television, kitchen utensils, CD player, and bedding, Sheriff’s officials said.
Northstar security workers interrupted Haring during the commission of the burglary of the fourth condo, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Prior to the deputies’ arrival, Haring fled and jumped into the passenger side of a vehicle, which took off toward Truckee. Security officers noted its license number and reported it to Sheriff’s deputies.
Investigators subsequently discovered the vehicle was owned by and had been driven by O’Neill.
O’Neill was arrested Feb. 2 in Kings Beach for the four counts of first-degree burglary and conspiracy for the Northstar incident.
Additionally, O’Neill and Marco Antonio Naranja, 34, of Kings Beach were arrested on charges of commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and forgery stemming from a separate incident.
Investigators discovered that on Jan. 14, O’Neill and Naranja obtained a stolen check and forged and passed the check at Rite Aid in Truckee for $1,182.79.
On Feb. 10, the Placer County Court Commissioner signed a $75,000 warrant for Haring’s arrest and a hold will be placed on him in Amador County where he is in custody on other unrelated charges.
O’Neill remains in custody in the Placer County Jail pending $150,000 bail. Naranja remains in custody in the Placer County Jail pending $10,000 bail with a no bail immigration hold.
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