Sacto 9-1-1
February 16, 2012
Pollock Pines man jailed in Placerville-area home burglary

Travis Cunha.pngA 20-year-old Pollock Pines man is in custody, accused of burglarizing a Placerville-area home twice in five days.

Travis Cunha (pictured) was arrested Feb. 9 and is being held without bail bail in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, accused of first-degree burglary.

El Dorado County sheriff's deputies responded to the 2700 block of Morts Court at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 to investigate a residential burglary. Someone had forced open a locked window and once inside, the burglar stole video gaming systems, video games, a compound bow, pellet rifle and jewelry, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Five days later, on Jan. 31, the same residence was again burglarized. This time the intruder stole a coin collection, a Redbox movie, prescription medication an iPod docking station radio and a roll of tin foil, officials said.

Detectives began an investigation targeting known burglars in the area, and also began checking area pawn shops, gold stores and second-hand stores. Through the investigation, Cunha was identified as a suspect, and detectives prepared a warrant for his arrest and a search warrant for his home.

During a search of Cunha's home, deputies with the Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Detail recovered the majority of the stolen property in Cunha's bedroom, according to the news release. Officials said some items had been sold to Cunha's friends and associates, and have not been located.

Detectives are continuing the investigation in an effort to recover the missing property.

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