Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issues press release on burglary arrests
Originally published via Facebook by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office:
“On Monday, February 3 at about 5:47 p.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputy Rob Stewart received a radio-dispatched call of two suspicious pedestrians in vicinity of Hope Lane in the South Yreka area.
The pair were observed in the back-yard area of a nearby home by a neighbor after leaving their vehicle near a locked gate nearby. Deputy Stewart responded and inspected the area on foot, checking nearby homes and outbuildings for the two suspects.
Deputy Stewart checked a home near the end of Hope Lane and heard a noise and after illuminating the rear porch area with his flashlight, he observed two persons attempting to conceal themselves on the rear deck area of the home. He held the male and female adult suspects at gunpoint and summoned back-up assistance from SCSO.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Yreka Police Department were nearby and responded to assist at the scene.
SCSO Deputy Sam Kubowitz and Sergeant Kelly Towers also responded and arrived to assist.
The two suspects, Mr. Steven Ray Romani, 32, and Ms. Dulcie Mae Powell, 31, both of Grenada, were arrested and later booked at the Siskiyou County Jail for burglary and theft-related charges.
Deputy Stewart found an open window in the rear of the home and possible stolen items on the deck. A bag with various United States coins were found in the pocket of one suspect. It was later confirmed the money was taken from the residence.”