ABOVE: Zebadia Styron / Placer County Sheriff
Originally published 6-5-20 via Facebook
by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office:
“Early Monday morning around 3 a.m., a construction worker arrived at Del Oro High School to discover their worksite containers had been broken into. The worker called PCSO to report the crime and that he saw a suspicious vehicle on the grounds.
While waiting for deputies to arrive, the construction worker parked his truck in front of the suspicious vehicle to block the suspect from leaving. Deputies arrived and contacted the suspect, 42-year old Zebadia Styron of Rocklin. A search of his vehicle revealed multiple flashlights, gloves, a stolen two-way radio and three license plates that didn’t belong to his truck. Some of the plates, including the rear plate on his truck, had Velcro attached to them.
When the deputy keyed up the radio and asked who was there and where they were, an unknown suspect answered and said they were at the Baptist Church, right across the street. Deputies were unable to locate the second suspect upon searching the area around the church.
After a walk through of the construction site, the worker found the key-box to the job site was missing and the portables were broken into. A lock pick was found on the ground and $50,000 worth of items from the portables were staged in the breezeway to allow easy loading onto a truck.
There are still outstanding items that were not recovered at the site, including an automated external defibrillator (AED), 13 two-way radios and several keys, all worth about $10,250.
Styron was arrested and brought to the South Placer Jail. Inside the jail, a correctional officer found methamphetamine in Styron’s pocket. Styron was charged with burglary and bringing a controlled substance into the jail.
If anyone has any information on the second suspect, please contact Detective Farren at 916-652-2445. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, if the tip leads to arrest, should contact Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191 or online at tips.placercrimestoppers.com.”