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Stolen property found in transient camp near Grass Valley

Two people were arrested during the past week in connection with stolen property found in a transient camp in the Grass Valley area.

Michael Martin, 22, of Grass Valley was arrested about noon Thursday on suspicion of grand theft and petty theft. Nevada County sheriff’s officials said Martin, who was found in the 600 block of Brighton Street in Grass Valley, was suspected of stealing property from a Grass Valley church and a local business. The stolen property was discovered in a transient camp in the 11000 block of Rough and Ready Highway.

The recovered property included beekeeping equipment, a wheelbarrow, fencing material, gardening equipment, a bolt cutter and other miscellaneous tools, trash receptacles, tarps, propane tanks and miscellaneous ropes and straps, according to a Nevada County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Robbin Martin, 44, also of Grass Valley, was arrested April 23 at the same transient camp on suspicion of receiving stolen property.

Sheriff’s officials said the owner of the property where the transient camp is located previously authorized the Sheriff’s Office to enforce trespassing laws at the site.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy