Sacto 9-1-1
October 4, 2012
Auburn police make arrests in burglary, attempted auto thefts

Auburn police report the arrest of two men in recent days, one suspected of burglarizing a local business and the other of attempted auto theft.

James Wisecarver, 29, was taken into custody about 3:20 a.m. Sunday after police responded to a report of two men pulling on the doors of closed businesses in the area of Lincoln Way and Cherry Avenue. They found Wisecarver and arrested him on suspicion of public intoxication. Officers took his backpack and its contents to store for safekeeping until he could be released from jail, according to a Police Department news release.

About 2:15 Sunday afternoon, officers investigated a burglary at Uptown Properties in the 100 block of Magnolia Avenue. The suspect apparently had climbed through a window and stolen items from the business. Officers subsequently discovered that Wisecarver's backpack contained some of the property stolen from Uptown Properties.

Wisecarver, who was still in custody, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and remained in Placer County Jail.

In the second incident, officers responded about 8:20 a.m. Monday to the 100 block of Sacramento Street regarding an individual, later identified as 22-year-old David Cotter, who was reportedly getting into parked vehicles. Once inside the vehicles, Cotter allegedly put a key in the ignition in an attempt to start them.

Although the key in Cotter's possession was for the same make as the vehicles he had entered, the key did not belong to any of the vehicles, police said.

Cotter was booked into Placer County jail on suspicion of attempted auto theft.

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