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Former CHP officer arrested in Placerville

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PLACERVILLE CA - El Dorado County Sheriff’s officials arrested a former California Highway Patrol Officer on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Michael Rupley, 65, was taken into custody Sept. 26 following an investigation into numerous burglaries involving stolen firearms, said Lt. Tim Becker of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. “Through information developed during the investigation, detectives secured a search warrant for a residence at 4500 Wendsan Lane in Placerville,” Becker said. “(Rupley) was found to be in possession of stolen firearms.” Rupley has since been released on $7,500 bail. ~ Penne Usher