Area residents were credited with helping El Dorado County sheriff's deputies identify two suspects in the burglary of a Georgetown business Monday.
Deputies responded to a report that a local business, Jeepers Jamboree USA, had been victimized. Someone had broken into exterior bathrooms at the business as well as several outbuildings and vehicles belonging to the business, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Door frames, windows and locks were damaged during the break-ins.
Surveillance footage indicated two people were involved in the burglary, sheriff’s officials said.
Area residents helped identify the two men shown in the video, and deputies also were able to identify where some of the stolen property was being stored.
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A search warrant was executed, leading to recovery of a significant portion of the stolen property, sheriff’s officials said.
Patrol deputies arrested one of the suspects, 31-year-old Steven McAllister of Georgetown, the same day. He was booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit an crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A felony arrest warrant for burglary was issued for the second suspect, John Hayes IV, 22, also of Georgetown. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s dispatch center at 530-621-6600 and refer to case EG16-2132.