Placer County man allegedly goes on vandalism rampage in Auburn

Placer County man allegedly goes on vandalism rampage in Auburn
PHOTO: Placer County Sheriff’s Office

A Placer County man has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing and causing extensive damage to four businesses in Auburn last week.

According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, a County Sheriff’s sergeant responded to a burglary alarm at Auburn Pet Clinic on Flood Road around 4 AM on Monday, April 13. Upon noticing the front door of the clinic had been forced open and hearing a loud banging noise inside, he retrieved his K-9 partner Sonic from his vehicle and called for backup.

That was about when 29-year-old Jeffrey Deets (of Grass Valley) came walking out with items from the clinic stuffed into his pockets.

As responding deputies arrived and began checking the building, they discovered a chaotic scene — broken computer screens and various items strewn about the place, totaling about $75,000 in damage.

Shortly thereafter, deputies reportedly found Deets’ vehicle outside MK Automobile on Lincoln Road, about a block away from the clinic. There they found five cars had had their windshields smashed, side mirrors broken off, and broken windows on the businesses’ garage door, totaling about $10,000 in damage.

Deets allegedly also tried to kick in the glass doors of JeffCo Plumbing, as evidenced by footprints found at the scene, and, at the Texaco/Extra Mile gas station next door, four pump handles had been removed from the pumps and left lying on the ground.

Placer County man allegedly goes on vandalism rampage in Auburn was last modified: April 23rd, 2020 by admin
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