On November 1, 2017 at about 1:30pm Marysville Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 4300 block of College Way in Olivehurst, California.
During the search of the residence and property, Marysville Police discovered a substantial amount of stolen property from various cases from the cities of Marysville, Yuba City, Rancho Cordova and unincorporated Yuba County.
Marysville Police recovered more than $12,500 in miscellaneous hand tools, power tools, a welding cart, and tool boxes that had been stolen from a burglary at Brandon Brown Handyman Services in Yuba City. Officers also recovered a stolen GMC truck and Yamaha Raptor four-wheeler that were stolen out of Yuba City.
Marysville Police recovered a Bobcat attachment taken from a job site in the Edgewater area of Yuba County, valued at $5,000, and a pair of Bobcat attachments taken from a trailer in East Marysville, valued at $2,500.
As the investigation continued, Marysville Police discovered $1,000 worth of fencing materials and approximately $5,900 in tools on the property that had been stolen from the suspect’s employer in Rancho Cordova. The tools included a welder, cordless drills, a roto hammer, jack hammer, and more.
Marysville Police also recovered several other Bobcat attachments, a stolen motorcycle license plate, and a roadway sign demarcating the County of Yuba County.
Owners for the previously stolen property arrived on scene and delightedly identified their recovered property. All told, the Marysville Police recovered over $54,000 in stolen property, as a result of this investigation.
Marysville Police later went to the Yuba County Jail and arrested 40 year old Richard Townsend, of the 4300 block of College Way in Olivehurst on two counts of auto theft and four counts of possession of stolen property. Townsend was already in custody on un-related matters.