Placer County Sheriff issues statement on recent stolen property arrests
Originally published 4-15-20 via Facebook
by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department:
“Shortly before nine a.m. on April 2nd, a deputy responded to the 7000-block of Callison Road in Penryn, for a report of suspicious property lying on the shoulder of the road.
Once the deputy arrived, she found abandoned property in front of a vacant home including two chainsaws and a box full of tools. The homeowner had passed away in February, according to a family member associated with the property. While the deputy was searching outside, she discovered an open door at the residence, and an open shed door on the property. The deputy found a trail through the grass leading to nearby brush, where 46-year old Isaac Lindsay, a transient, was hiding. Lindsay is on probation out of Placer County.
As the deputy tried to contact Lindsay, he took off and led the deputy on a foot chase. The deputy caught up to Lindsay and subsequently detained him. Upon further investigation, the deputies were led to a nearby property where they found more stolen items, including three firearms inside Lindsay’s vehicle, which belonged to the vacant residence where Lindsay was found. Deputies contacted three other men at the second property; 45-year old Michael Gordon, 58-year old James Muckelrath and 53-year old Joseph Billotte.
Billotte and Muckelrath are both on post-release community supervision, and Gordon is on searchable probation. All three were arrested and charged with possessing/receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Lindsay was arrested and charged with burglary, false identification to a peace officer, resisting arrest and violation of probation.”