A female band of burglars and their male leader have been arrested for breaking into numerous residences and cars parked at Placer County trailheads and stealing electronics and jewelry. Placer County Sheriff”s detectives are still looking for one more woman involved in the ring.
Over the past several months, Stephanie Cooke-Perez, 27, Jayme L. Salcedo, 33, Karissa D. Yeager, 27, and Joseph W. Einspahr, 30, have been breaking into cars in the sheriff”s jurisdiction, as well as State Parks’ jurisdiction in Placer County. So far, the group has been identified in 10 residential and vehicle burglaries. Detectives are still sorting through a large amount of stolen property found on the group and attempting to identify more burglaries.
Detectives are seeking Amanda Jojo, 21, who is wanted on burglary charges. All of the suspects are from Placer County.
Placer County Sheriff”s detectives worked in conjunction with State Parks to identify the many victims in this burglary ring, by matching crime reports filed with both jurisdictions.
Salcedo and Yeager both posted bail. Cooke-Perez is being held without bail because of a parole violation and on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and committing a felony while out on bail. Einspahr remains in custody at the Placer County Jail with bail set at $115,000. He is charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, committing a felony while out on bail and a $25,000 warrant from Nevada County.