Sacto911 blog logo

Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to men accused of electronics store burglaries?

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 9:34 pm

What is the current status of Justin Mahlet and Jason Tate, who were accused of stealing high-end electronics and selling them on eBay? Are they locked up, still awaiting trial?

– Bob, Sacramento

Justin Jeremy Mahlet, 38, of Sacramento, and Jason Bedell Tate, 42, of Rocklin, are serving time in Placer County jail for burglary.

The two men turned themselves in to authorities in July 2012 after the California Attorney General’s Office issued a complaint charging them with 17 counts of commercial burglary. According to the complaint, between December 2010 and September 2011, Mahlet and Tate burglarized more than a dozen electronics retailers in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano counties. They reportedly used eBay to fence the stolen goods.

When detectives served search warrants at the men’s residences and a rental storage unit in Rocklin, they reportedly found numerous electronic items from the businesses that had been burglarized.

According to Placer County Jail online records, Mahlet and Tate are serving jail time under the state’s realignment policy, in which low-level felons are diverted to county jails and supervision, instead of being sent to state prison. Booked into jail in June of this year, Tate is scheduled for release in December 2014 and Mahlet in June 2015, according to the jail’s inmate roster.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

Read more articles by Cathy Locke



Connect with Sacto911

Sacto911 Archives

Note: The Sacto911 blog switched blog platforms in November 2013. All posts after the switch are found here. Older posts are available using the list below.


Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

TODAY'S CIRCULARS