Two nabbed in alleged multi-county robbery spree

By: Staff report
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An alleged multi-county burglary spree has been stopped thanks to a Folsom Police officer who was looking for a quiet place to finish up some paperwork. On Wednesday shortly before 11:30 p.m., the officer parked his patrol car in the 100 block of Briggs Ranch Drive to complete paperwork. That's when he spotted a 2000 Honda allegedly driving recklessly in a nearby church parking lot. The vehicle sped off when the officer tried to pull them over. After a brief pursuit, the suspects fled on foot, but were quickly apprehended. Shawn Noland, 19, of Orangevale and a 16-year-old juvenile of Folsom were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and auto theft. According to police, the suspects have been linked to several burglaries that occurred in Folsom, El Dorado County and Placer County. Noland was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of stolen property. The juvenile was arrested for possession of stolen property and released to his parents. A rash of recent vehicle and home break-ins have taken place in the late evening to early morning hours. In some cases, the thieves entered the homes through unlocked doors while the homeowners were asleep, according to a police department press release. The thieves stole personal property from inside the homes and used the homeowners' car keys to steal vehicles.