Following up on leads obtained after the theft of meat from the Salvation Army last week, detectives arrested Richard Earl Means, 49, (pictured) of Penryn on Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Last week, police booked an alleged accomplice, Jeff Holzman, into Placer County Jail on suspicion of burglary, being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, and violation of his post release community supervision conditions, according to a Police Department news release.
Officers went to the Salvation Army quarters at 286 Sutter St. Oct. 9 regarding a theft report. They were told that, two people had gained access to the freezer and taken more than 300 pounds of packaged meat. The food is provided through charitable donations to help feed the homeless and needy families in the Auburn area.
Detectives followed up on leads and located most of the stolen meat at a business in Penryn. They took custody of the packaged meat, photographed it and returned it to the Salvation Army.