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Arrest in Commercial Burglary Investigation

Rackerby, Ca.  – On Friday 11/5/2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Yuba County Sheriff Patrol Deputies and Detectives served a search warrant at a property in the 7600 block of Silva Path in Rackerby and arrested 53-year-old Hubert Townshend for possession of stolen property and auto theft.  During the course of an investigation into a burglary of the Browns Valley Irrigation District Office reported on 10/29/21, deputies obtained information that a dump truck taken from the company was parked on the property on Silva Path.

During the search of the property, patrol and detectives recovered the stolen dump truck and additional property from the Irrigation District burglary. Additional stolen vehicles were located including a pontoon boat from Butte County, a water truck from San Jose, and a camp trailer from Redding in which Townshend appeared to be residing in on the property. Approximately $40,000 worth of stolen property was recovered; however, additional stolen property remains outstanding. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Townshend was booked into the Yuba County Jail for Possession of Stolen Property and Auto Theft. His bail is set at $25,000.