Our department often relies on all of you to be our eyes and ears in Truckee. Thanks to our community partners, our officers found and arrested two thieves.
Last Friday, our officers responded to a call at the Trout Creek Recreation Center after a wallet was stolen from a locker. Luckily, there was surveillance video showing a man entering and leaving the Center.
Within one hour, the victim’s credit card was used to purchase $1,800 worth of gift cards at the local Safeway. Our officers were provided additional video footage of the same suspect along with a woman purchasing the gift cards.
The following evening, officers received a call of a person causing a disturbance in the Rite Aid parking lot. Our officer arrived and recognized the person as the suspect from the surveillance videos. Both suspects were wearing the same clothes from the day before. The officer searched the suspects’ vehicle and found several unreported stolen IDs, numerous cell phones, burglary tools, stolen property, and drugs.
Tyler Goforth, from Walnut Creek, faces a number of charges including: narcotics possession and burglary. Jesslynn Felix, also from Walnut Creek, was also arrested. Both remain in custody at the Nevada County Jail.