Sacto 9-1-1
September 25, 2012
Auburn man arrested near stolen truck, holding key

By Ed Fletcher

Auburn police officers arrested a local man after authorities found him early Tuesday in an industrial complex near a stolen Placer County fleet truck possessing the vehicle's key.

The truck and the key were previously reported stolen to the California Highway Patrol, said Sgt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Department.

Pecoraro said an officer noticed the stolen truck at the Auburn Airport industrial complex at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. Officers then located Stephen Michael Eaton, 45, of Auburn, and a woman in the area.

"We suspect that he has knowledge or was involved in the theft," Pecoraro said. "He had trouble explaining why he had (the key)."

Eaton was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and booked into Placer County jail in lieu of $30,000.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter