Photo: one of the stolen vehicles
JOHNSTONVILLE – On Sunday March 24th, a duck club in the city of Wendel reported to the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office that their club had been burglarized.
A responding deputy talked to multiple victims who had reportedly lost nearly $60,000 worth of property. Evidence collected at the scene possibly contained a suspect’s DNA.
Then, on April 1st, a patrolling deputy noticed “a suspicious person at the Lassen Mobile Home Park.” The deputy noticed that the suspicious individual was loading a generator onto an ATV trailer. The generator was similar to one that was stolen from the duck club.
After the deputy contacted the individual, he determined that indeed, the generator and the trailer were items stolen from the club.
34-year-old Roger Anthony Stephens was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property, grand theft auto and committing a felony while out on bail for a felony. He was booked into the Lassen County Jail and his bail was set at $30,000.
Not all of the stolen property has been recovered at this time, and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information regarding the case. They have asked that people be on the lookout for the following items:
- Green 2017 Polaris Ranger 570;
- Black 1995 Kawasaki Bayou 400 utility quad;
- Dark blue 2000 tandem axle utility trailer;
- Red 1995 Polaris Sportsman 500 utility quad;
- 5 black and yellow 3500 watt Champion generators, and
- a large amount of duck hunting gear.