SACRAMENTO - El Dorado County sheriff's detectives believe they've busted a burglary ring and now they want to find the rightful owners of items they've recovered.
Earlier this month, detectives investigating the thefts located and arrested suspect Gary Joseph Masse as he fled a residence on Baco Road in Placerville, said Det. James Peterson. Investigators noted what appeared to be several items of possibly stolen property at the residence and obtained a search warrant.
The execution of the search warrant led to the recovery of numerous items reported stolen throughout El Dorado Country, Peterson said. The items ranged from jewelry to antique dolls and figurines, laptop computers, and fishing and camping equipment.
The sheriff's office would also like to find out who owns two U.S. Army dress uniforms that were recovered. One belonged to an officer, marked on the interior of the jacket with the name "A. Kent". The second is an enlisted uniform with Specialist 5 rank and "1st Army" unit patch.
Also found were World War II-era military ID dog tags with the name "Alan Beattie Robertson."
Peterson said Masse and four others have been tied to more than a dozen residential burglaries and may be suspects in more.
If you have been a recent victim of theft or burglary and believe any of this property may belong to you or someone you know, or if you have any additional information, please contact Peterson at (530) 642-4713.