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November 9, 2013
Authorities seek Granite Bay pharmacy robbery suspect

A man who robbed a Granite Bay pharmacy Friday night remains at large, authorities said.

A white male in his 20s entered the CVS store on Auburn Folsom Road shortly before 9 p.m. and demanded the pharmacist furnish him with "specific prescription medications," according to a Placer County Sheriff's Office news release.

The suspect was wearing a dark beanie hat, sunglasses, a heavy coat and dark baggy pants. The man handed a note to the pharmacist, stating that he had a gun, police said.

After taking some medications, the suspect fled on foot. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Placer County Sheriff's Office at (530) 889-7800.

November 5, 2013
Former owner of Lincoln firm convicted of fraudulent aircraft repairs

A federal jury has found a Granite Bay man guilty of a conspiracy to commit fraud in a case involving aircraft parts repairs.

The conviction Monday of William Hugh Weygandt, 64, followed a three-week trial before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Mendez in Sacramento, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to evidence presented during the trial, Weygandt is the former owner and president of WECO Aerospace Systems Inc., a Federal Aviation Administration-certified air repair station with facilities in Lincoln and Burbank. WECO was founded by Weygandt's father in 1974 in Burbank. Weygandt eventually became president and sole owner of the firm.

October 24, 2013
Girl, 14, helps capture burglar at her Granite Bay home

A 14-year-old girl's quick thinking led to the capture of an El Dorado Hills man who allegedly attempted to break into her Granite Bay home Wednesday, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

Mitchell Paul Leahy, 34, (pictured) was being held on $175,000 bond at the Placer County jail in Auburn Thursday. He is facing charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, identity theft, committing a crime while on bail, possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony and giving a false identity.


The sheriff's office said shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl was alone at her Barton Road home when she heard a knock at the front door. She did not answer but called her mother, who was away from the home, to tell her about the incident.

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