Two men are in Placer County jail, accused of burglarizing a 99-year-old North Auburn woman’s residence while she slept.
Placer County sheriff’s officials said the woman reported the burglary March 17 after she discovered that her purse was missing and that her bank cards had been used. It was discovered that someone had tampered with an exterior door to her Sherwood Way home.
A short time later, deputies found surveillance video of two men using her bank cards at a McDonald’s restaurant on Bell Road, then at a retail store where they were seen purchasing a cellphone. They also used her cards at six other stores in the immediate area, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
On March 17, a problem-oriented policing deputy, Zach Poiesz, saw surveillance photos and recognized the men from frequent contact he had had with them in North Auburn, sheriff’s officials said. A team of deputies and detectives went to a North Auburn transient camp that suspects David Glen, 43, and Jason Hilton, 41, were known to frequent. The new phone was found, and the two men were taken into custody.
Both men were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing an occupied residence, conspiracy and identity theft, all felonies. They remain in Placer County jail. Glen’s bail is set at $130,000 and Hilton’s is set at $200,000.