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Turlock Youth Arrested In The Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — A 15 year old boy found wandering in the area of Nile River and Middle Camp at 4am Wednesday is in custody today.

Deputies approached the boy and saw that he had a wooden table leg and a screwdriver in his possession. He also had a set of various car keys for which he had no explanation. Initially he failed to give deputies his real name but after some 15 minutes he supplied deputies with his real name and told them he lived in Turlock and not the Mother Lode. Further investigation showed he had driven to this area with the stolen car earlier in the week.

The youth was arrested and turned over to a probation officer. He is being charged with auto theft, possession of dangerous weapons and burglary tools as well as providing deputies with false information.

Written by Bill Johnson