Photo Gallery 3 Images
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif.—On Tuesday around 7 a.m. a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Burney Station was summoned by a citizen regarding a black car dragging a cable.
The deputy located the black Pontiac on Mountain View Road east of town.
Michael Joseph Ybarra
Tyson Noah Courtney
The car had 165 foot length cable tied to a carabineer near the trunk of the car.
The coper cable was at least an inch and a half in diameter.
The deputy identified Michael Joseph Ybarra, age 28 and Tyson Noah Courtney, age 35 both Burney residents inside the car.
Courtney and Ybarra said that they were dragging the cable in attempt to strip the protective sheathing.
They claimed the sheathing was too hard to strip by hand.
They also claimed they found the cable lying on the side of the road.
Deputies were familiar with a large PG&E project occurring in the Burney area.
A PG&E contractor arrived on scene and positively identified the copper cable as PG&E property.
The deputy conducted a consent search of the car and found a spool of the cable in the trunk that was also identified as PG&E property.
The cable’s value was estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.
Methamphetamines, heroin, and tools commonly used for burglaries were also found in the car.
Both Tyson Courtney and Michael Ybarra were arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, appropriation of lost property, burglary tools, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
They both received additional charges relating to the methamphetamines and heroin.
Stay with Action Now Now for all of your local coverage. SIGN UP: Get our daily newsletter
- Two Arrested with Drugs and Stolen PG&E Property
- Redding Neighborhood Policing Unit make Stolen Property Arrest
- Police Arrest two for Possession of Stolen Property
- Redding Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property
- PG&E Fire Safety
- Marysville Police recover more than $54,000 in stolen property
- PG&E offering more than 200 college scholarships
- PG&E donates to north state welding programs
- PG&E Responds to Cal Fire Allegations