Stolen Lumber Recovered – Suspect Arrested

Stolen Lumber Recovered – Suspect Arrested
Photo: Truck with Lumber | Courtesy of Merced County Sheriff’s Office
Story Originally Published By: Merced County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

“Early this morning, Deputies responded to a local business on Santa Fe Drive in Atwater for a report of a burglary in progress. When Deputies arrived, they located a vehicle that had crashed into a fence on the property. The truck bed was full of miscellaneous stolen lumber. It appeared the driver couldn’t get the truck unstuck from the mud after crashing into the fence. Deputies noticed a man running away from the business towards Santa Fe Drive. The man, identified as Ethan Rein Smith, was taken into custody and booked into the Merced County Jail for various charges. The stolen lumber was unloaded from the truck and returned to the owner. Deputies Cole and Dhami did a great job with this investigation!”

Stolen Lumber Recovered – Suspect Arrested was last modified: January 19th, 2023 by admin
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