Ranch owner detains burglary suspects at gunpoint until deputies arrive
Lassen County deputies have arrested a man and woman accused of burglarizing an unoccupied residence and several outbuildings at Skedaddle Mountain Ranch in Wendel, California.
According to a department press release, the owner of the ranch contacted deputies on Thursday, May 21, to report that various property had been stolen including a green Dodge Ram, a Suzuki ATV, and other items.
The next day, she arrived to find that the Dodge had returned and two individuals were loading more of her property onto a flatbed trailer attached to it. She retrieved a handgun from her vehicle and held them at gunpoint while she called 9-1-1.
Sweeney reportedly told deputies during her arrest that she and Beachman had more stolen property at their home in Litchfield, which deputies were later able to recover.