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Folsom man arrested in Ponderosa High School burglary

A Folsom man has been arrested in connection with the theft of more than $16,000 worth of welding equipment and tools from an agricultural mechanics building at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs.

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer assigned to the high school was contacted by school staff members June 6 regarding the burglary that had occurred the previous night. Based on extensive video surveillance, the investigation quickly focused on two vehicles and several people seen on campus in the area of the burglary, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

One person seen in the surveillance video was identified as 27-year-old Joseph Anthony Bradley of Folsom, sheriff’s officials said. Bradley, who is on felony searchable probation, was contacted at his residence by investigators and arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine.

Sheriff’s officials said investigators are working to identify other people seen in the video.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy