Photo: Jerry Johnson
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“We’re happy to share this feel-good story with our community, where our deputies were able to reunite a military veteran with some of his most prized possessions, after he became a victim of a residential burglary.
On March 26th at 2:40 p.m., Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to burglary in progress off Pope Street, in Elverta.
The homeowner reported coming home to find a male suspect in a bedroom of his residence who then took off into a nearby field.
Shortly after, a responding deputy was flagged down near Riego Market by an alert citizen who pointed out a male attempting to conceal himself in a bush.
The deputy contacted the male who identified himself as 58-year old Jerry Johnson of Marysville. Johnson is currently on parole.
The deputy found Johnson’s vehicle parked nearby, and conducted a search which turned up $1,000 worth of items stolen from the victim’s house. Some of those items included coins, cash, paperwork with the victim’s name, military keepsakes, a protractor kit and a vintage Bulova watch.
Deputies went back and searched the field Johnson ran through and found additional items stolen from the victim’s house and a backpack with bolt cutters and binoculars. Johnson was subsequently arrested for burglary.
Thankfully, the deputies reunited the victim with his military memorabilia, and he was very grateful!”
Military medals and other stolen items returned to owner was last modified: April 1st, 2021 by