Three Sacramento men have been arrested for a "looting spree" during power outages in the Sierras following the latest winter storm. According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, the "looting spree" took place across Dutch Flat and Emigrant Gap between Dec. 29th and Jan. 1st.
The department posted to their Facebook page, deputies were called by homeowners around 3am on January 1st, saying people were trying to break into their home. The home's location was along Putt Road in Emigrant Gap. The homeowners say they scared off the intruders and called authorities.
The deputies found the suspects nearby in an SUV and found during the initial investigation that the SUV they were in was an allegedly stolen vehicle from Sacramento County. Inside the suspects’ stolen vehicle, deputies also found a jacket, credit and debit cards, a checkbook, cash and a wallet that did not belong to any of the men inside the SUV.
The three men are being identified and each face varying charges. 27-year old Curtis Jr. Clarkson, of North Highlands, was arrested and is being charged for "stealing a vehicle, driving under the influence, being a felon in possession of a firearm, burglary, identity theft, looting, conspiracy and other related charges." 33-year old Alex Jeremy Carbonara, of Sacramento, was arrested and charged for "stealing a vehicle, being in possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm, burglary, grand theft, conspiracy, looting and other related charges." 32-year old Stephen Coty Shook, of Sacramento, was arrested and charged for "stealing a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and warrants from El Dorado, San Mateo and Solano counties."