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Pair Busted on Possession Charges Following Traffic Stop

The following information was supplied by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A routine CVC violation at the corner that of Hialeah Way and Kenneth Avenue revealing drugs, firearms and an active warrant has landed two men behind bars.

The incident occurred Tuesday, May 22 when deputies pulled over Michael Lemaster for the violation, deputies discovered the driver had an active felony no-bail warrant for his arrest. The subsequent probation search of Lemaster's floorboard produced methamphetamine, a loaded unregistered firearm and two digital gram scales. A search of Lemaster's passenger, Anthony Lopez, revealed the man to be in possession of marijuana. Both were transported to the main jail on charges of possession of illegal drugs. It was unknown at the time of this report what Lemaster's warrant was related to.

Filched Dodge stuff

An Orangevale man's 1996 Dodge Ram pickup was broken into Sunday, May 20 around 8 p.m., according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy's report. The truck was parked at the corners of Elam Creek and Chentez courts. The unknown suspect used tools to manipulate the truck's camper shell locking mechanism, gained entry and stole tools from inside the vehicle. According to the report, no one was seen or heard.

Savemart employee saves stolen merchandise

A Greenback Lane  once again fell victim to an attempted shoplifter's whims, but was quickly denied when one of the store's clerks noticed stolen merchandise hanging out of the suspect's purse.

The incident occurred Monday, May 21, around 10 a.m. when the suspect, identified as Amy Moss, 30, entered the business with what is described as a large purse, went into a restroom with a basket full of merchandise. She exited the restroom minutes later with half of the items concealed inside her purse.

According to the report, Moss then walked behind all registers, passing all points of payment and headed toward the business exit doors. Moss was 15 feet from the door when an employee of Savemart stopped her and asked for the merchandise back, which was sticking out of Moss' purse.

"Moss was in possession of six separate stolen items, with a total value of $85.21," Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said in an e-mail. 

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, Moss was searched and did not have any cash, credit cards, or any other means to pay for the merchandise. She was arrested and booked on charges of burglary.

For questions about this blotter, email joshua.staab@patch.com.

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debo fahle May 29, 2012 at 01:18 PM
He looks like a convict....tired also of people raising store merchandise cost because they steal...probably to support a drug habbit there are food closets for family's or people in need so I don't see why this person Amy had to steal at savemart...-

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