SACRAMENTO— Thanks to information provided from a tip, Folsom Police have recovered church audio and visual equipment that was stolen last week. The equipment, which belonged to Bayside Church, was found after detectives searched a home on Wildomar Way in Carmichael on Monday, September 15.
On Friday, September 12, police requested information about the theft that had occurred between August 31 and September 7 from a storage container on the Folsom Middle School campus. Philadelphia Insurance and InterWest Insurance Inc. had offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.
After receiving a tip, police obtained a warrant to search the Carmichael home of 45-yeear-old Brian Stockton, where they found the stolen audio and visual equipment.
In addition to the church’s stolen equipment, police also found two stolen vehicles, an enclosed trailer, a watercraft, a small quantity of methamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms, and numerous weapons including three handguns, two rifles, an assault rifle and more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition. Stockton, 45, is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. He had been arrested in 2012, once for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, and later for burglary and conspiracy.
Police arrested resident Stockton and booked him into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of offenses related to possessing stolen property, drugs, ammunition and firearms. Police said the investigation is continuing.