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Burglary investigation leads to three arrests in Oroville

Officials say they are still looking for Jason Triplett, who has a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Posted: May 8, 2020 2:28 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 2:32 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Three people were arrested this week after the Butte County Sheriff's Office said it was able to trace them back to a couple of burglaries reported in December 2019, as well as more in April 2020.

Deputies say they found DNA evidence in December when investigating two-vehicle burglaries in the Monument Hill Recreation area in Oroville. During this investigation, the county's Felony Investigations Unit and Marine Unit also learned a gun had been stolen.

Then in April, additional vehicle burglaries were reported near the Lime Saddle Marina and officials say more DNA evidence was found on this scene, along with video surveillance of the suspect vehicle.

Based on the investigation up to this point, officials say they obtained arrest warrants for both 34-year-old Mark Kelley and 43-year-old Jason Triplett. Additionally, with the DNA evidence, officials were also able to link the two back to the December burglaries.

On May 5, investigators served a search warrant to Kelley's home on Greenville Street in Oroville and say they found a stolen Oroville Fire Department portable radio, meth and approximately five guns. Officials say one of those guns had been reported as stolen from a vehicle burglary in Glenn County.

Kelley was arrested on numerous charges including multiple counts of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine for sale and for committing a felony while released on bail.

Officials sat two women who were also found at the home were arrested as well.

59-year-old Tonya West was arrested on multiple charges including possession of brass knuckles, possession of an illegal baton, possession of stolen property and possession of firearms with serial numbers removed.

38-year-old Tami McPhun was arrested for possession of stolen property and for possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Officials say they are still looking for Jason Triplett, who has a felony warrant out for his arrest.

If you have any more information or were a victim of a vehicle burglary at a boat launch area, officials are asking you call Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.

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