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Burglar Hits Local Charity’s Storage Shed

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San Andreas, CA – An investigation led to a woman’s arrest for burglary after a local charity was hit three nights in a row and much of the loot was found during a search of her home.

As the June thefts were an ongoing investigation, the case was kept under wraps until now. Calaveras County Sheriff’s office was first notified of the initial break-in on June 19th. Deputies found a storage shed at the Habitat for Humanity “ReStore,” located on Industrial Way off Highway 49 and Pool Station Road in San Andreas, had been broken into with merchandise inside stolen.

Further investigation revealed that the thief had also stolen items left outside for a parking lot sale that week the two nights before the break-in. Sheriff’s officials determined that the total worth of the items taken was over $1,600.00. Evidence led detectives to 37-year-old Krista Swift of San Andreas, who was arrested for the thefts several days later.

Soon after that, investigators searched Swift’s home in the 200 block of High School Street in San Andreas and hit pay dirt.  Most of the stolen merchandise was discovered there along with 38-year-old Kyle Hicks of Vallecito. He was taken into custody not for the burglaries, but for an outstanding warrant related to an earlier arrest for carrying brass knuckles.

The case has been turned over to the District Attorney for prosecution, according to sheriff’s officials.

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