Sunday, April 7, 2013

Siskiyou Gold Robbers Identified

Siskiyou Gold Robbers Identified

In a news release this week, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department said it had issued felony arrest warrants for 49-year-old David Dean Johnson of El Cerrito and 51-year-old Scott Wayne Bailey of El Sobrante. The pair are the primary suspects in the heist, authorities said.

“This has been a long an arduous investigation involving ... suspects responsible for burglarizing our courthouse and stealing a historic gold display and other antiquities which cannot be replaced," Sheriff Jon Lopey said in the release.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-warrants-issued-in-gold-heist-20130330,0,2066081.story
The gold, taken by two hooded suspects shown on security video, was part of a historic gold display tied to the county's role in the California Gold Rush and was worth more than $1.25 million, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's department.

The stolen items were described as "historic gold nuggets mined by some of the first settlers in the remote California-Oregon border."