California police nabbed several people suspected of looting in wildfire-ravaged areas.
A man and a woman from the Northern California town of Magalia made off with someone else’s motor home after the owner had evacuated, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shayne Tinnel Jr., 22, was at the wheel of the RV and Tracy Sizer, 42, was sitting inside when deputies stopped them Tuesday and arrested them, officials said. They were charged with vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and looting.
Also Tuesday, deputies came upon two men on a bike path in an evacuated area between Chico and Paradise, which was razed in the deadly Camp Fire.
The men, Teddy King, 27, of Paradise and John Brown, 38, of Oroville had a laptop that didn’t belong to them, a ski mask, drugs and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.
They were both booked into Butte County Jail on drug charges.
Meanwhile, on Monday, an employee with the power company PG&E told deputies patrolling an evacuated area in Butte Creek Canyon that he saw two men who looked like they were looting.
Deputies found Jason Burns, 41, and Michael Salisbury, 48, hiding in the bedroom of a home with a stash of meth, heroin, a .45-caliber handgun stolen from a Paradise home and loaded magazines.
In the garage, deputies also uncovered an AR-15 rifle, several chainsaws and tools that they suspected were stolen.
Both men are being held on $89,000 bail on a slew of charges.
Two men dressed in jackets similar to the ones worn by US Forest Service workers had already been nabbed for looting in Paradise on Sunday.
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