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Granite Bay burglary suspect arrested after leaving his ID behind, Placer sheriff says

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A Granite Bay woman came home Friday night to discover her home being burglarized, but it didn’t take long before the suspect was found and arrested, authorities said.

The resident returned home about 11 p.m. when she noticed her own suitcases down the road from her house and her trash can at the end of her driveway, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The trash can had two of her husband’s rifles inside, sheriff’s officials said.

The suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Richard Holesapple, then exited the house and tried to flee, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The woman and her daughter, who had arrived to the confrontation moments later, chased the suspect. They pinned him down, but he was able to break free, authorities said.

When the woman searched her house, she found a backpack containing Holesapple’s California ID card, according to the news release.

Within hours, a neighbor spotted Holesapple trying to hide. He was located and arrested by deputies in a nearby field, according to the release.

Holesapple is being charged with burglary, possession of a switchblade and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He had also been out on bail in Placer County for a separate case involving identity theft, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Holesapple is being held at Placer County in lieu of $295,000 bail.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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