Thousands of dollars in stolen coins, a suspicious truck parked along a Sonoma street at midnight and an investigation into recent home burglaries have all merged, resulting in the arrest of a Eureka man and a Sonoma teen, Sonoma County sheriff's officials reported Monday.
Detectives found stolen property and three pounds of processed marijuana in the Sonoma Valley bedroom of the 17-year-old, reported sheriff's Sgt. Mike Raasch.
Harley Adkins, 28, is suspected of at least three recent burglaries, in Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Santa Rosa.
Adkins is reportedly a family friend of the teen and recently had been staying with the family, Sonoma police Sgt. Dave Thompson said.
One of the burglaries occurred the afternoon of Feb. 18 at a Sonoma home on West MacArthur Street.
The burglar got in through the bathroom window, while residents were gone on the Presidents Day holiday.
Items taken included about $5,000 in collectible coins. They were packed inside two of the residents' suitcases.
A large black truck was seen outside of the home. Someone was seen carrying two suitcases to the truck.
Thursday at almost midnight, a patrolling Sonoma County sheriff's deputy spotted a large black truck and a man along Fifth Street West.
The driver was Adkins. He was wanted on $250,000 in arrest warrants from Tehama County involving transportation of drugs and failing to go to court, reported property crime, Sgt. Mike Raasch said.