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Hot walnuts land three Yuba County residents in jail

Three Yuba County residents are in jail after they were allegedly found with a cache of stolen walnuts.

A deputry on patrol about 5:45 p.m. Thursday spotted a disabled vehicle in the 1000 block of Island Avenue in Olivehurst after a caller reported that it appeared suspicious. The deputy contacted the people who were with the vehicle and found in the vehicle a large quantity of walnuts that were later determined to have been stolen from a nearby orchard, according to a Yuba County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Arrested were Justin Lee Harrington, 28, Lester Marven Brewer, 23, and Kristin Louise Domoe, 28, all of Olivehurst. They were booked into the Yuba County jail on suspicion of grand theft of an agriculture product, criminal conspiracy and violation of a Yuba County ordinance requiring proof of ownership of a nut crop.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy