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Searches lead to three arrests in Grass Valley school burglary

Grass Valley police have arrested three people in connection with a school burglary.

Two of the three suspects were taken into custody during a probation search and the third was arrested during an investigation of an intruder at a home Tuesday afternoon.

Grass Valley police, with the assistance of the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force, conducted a probation search about 3 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of North Church Street. During the search, they recovered property stolen from a local school during a burglary that had not yet been discovered by school officials, according to a Police Department news release. Officers also found methamphetamine, suspected powdered heroin and drug paraphernalia, along with a pistol grip pump action shotgun and homemade ammunition.

The search ended in the arrest of Cory Goodrich, 24, and Sean Taylor, 19, both of Grass Valley.

About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grass Valley police responded to a call in the 300 block of Mill Street. A woman had gone to the home to finish cleaning the residence before moving and was startled when she found a cell phone charging in the residence, police said.

An officer searched the residence and found Alex Fischer, 25, hiding in a closet. Fischer was arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry.

Police said his arrest led to additional evidence and property linked to the school burglary, as well as evidence linking him to a residential burglary and auto theft. In addition to unlawful entry, Fischer was booked on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said his possible connection to other thefts is under investigation.

A follow-up investigation determined that the school burglary occurred in the early morning hours Saturday.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Grass Valley Police Department at (530) 477-4600.

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