Sheriff’s Office: Convicted felons accused of ‘looting spree’ in Placer County
Three previously convicted felons were recently arrested in Placer County in connection to an alleged ‘looting spree’, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Curtis Clarkson Jr. (27), Alex Jeremy Carbonara (33), and Stephen Coty Shook (32) have been arrested as the primary suspects in three incidents of alleged burglary in Dutch Flat and Emigrant Gap between December 29, 2021, and January 1, 2022.
On January 1, deputies responded to burglary report on Putt Road in Emigrant Gap; the homeowners had come home to find the three suspects allegedly trying to break into their home, and chased them off before calling police.
Responding deputies came across an SUV occupied by the three, which deputies later discovered had been reported stolen out of Sacramento County, the Sheriff’s Office said.
CHP officers then responded to take over the stolen vehicle investigation while Sheriff’s deputies began canvassing the area, eventually coming across a second home that appeared to have been broken into and from which the suspects had allegedly stolen two guns and over $4,000 in property.
Upon searching the SUV, deputies discovered stolen property from a third residence including a jacket, credit and debit cards, and a wallet.
All three suspects were booked on various charges including stealing a vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm.