Photo: stolen merchandise
Originally published as a Sonora Police Department Facebook post –
“29-year-old Rafe D. Ramsey of Merced was booked on felony burglary charges after pushing out over $1,800 in merchandise from a local home improvement store.
Ramsey fled the area in a 2010 Chrysler 300 before our officers could arrive at the scene. Fortunately, our dispatch notified the investigating officer that the Sheriff’s Department had stopped the vehicle for an unrelated traffic violation. With the assistance of a witness, our officer was able to positively identify the stolen property and Ramsey as the suspect of the crime.
“Individuals identified herein were arrested on suspicion of the crimes for which they have been charged. All such charges are merely accusations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.” ”