Monday, 27 April 2015 20:36

Residential Burglary on Mariposa Avenue in the unincorporated area of Jackson

On June 2, 2014, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) received a report of a residential burglary on Mariposa Avenue in the unincorporated area of Jackson.  A Sheriff’s patrol deputy responded to the call and learned that the home was burglarized between 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM while the residents were away.  The victims in this case reported numerous items missing, including a full size gun safe containing numerous firearms, jewelry, an ammunition safe containing live ammunition, cash, personal documents, prescription medications, cellular telephones, hunting bows, and hunting accessories.  The total loss reported as a result of the burglary was estimated at approximately $23,000. 

On the evening of June 3, 2014, at approximately 8:41 PM, the ACSO received a report of gunfire coming from the area of the Old Well Motel in Drytown.  Deputies responded to the area to investigate and heard shots being fired near a residence immediately north of the Old Well Motel.  Deputies approached the residence and noted the presence of expended shell casings and multiple subjects inside the home.  After knocking, the front door was opened by the resident of the home, 46 year old Robert Allen Jarrell Sr.  Jarrell was known to the deputies on scene from prior law enforcement contacts and denied knowing anything about shots being fired.  Jarrell told deputies that he was alone even though other people were observed inside the residence.  While inside the residence the deputy that investigated the June 2nd burglary noted the presence of a gun safe and an ammunition safe matching the description of those stolen in the previously reported burglary. 

Jarrell was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property, and the residence was secured so a search warrant could be obtained.  Jarrell was transported and booked into the Amador County Jail where he was later released after posting $20,000 bail.      

ACSO Detectives responded and drafted a search warrant for the residence.  Upon serving the search warrant, numerous items stolen from the residence on Mariposa Avenue were located, including the firearms, hunting bows, ammunition, and personal documents.    

ACSO Detectives conducted additional follow-up and ultimately submitted their case to the District Attorney’s Office recommending additional charges against Jarrell and two co-conspirators, 21 year old Michael Gaunt of Drytown, and 23 year old Nicholas Ray Carreira of Valley Springs. 

On April 2, 2015, an Amador County Superior Court arrest warrant was issued for Jarrell on charges of burglary, grand theft of a firearm, receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, and possession of a stun gun by a felon.  The bail amount for Jarrell’s warrant of arrest was set at $100,000.  Additional warrants were issued for Gaunt and Carreira for charges of receiving stolen property and grand theft of a firearm.  Bail on the warrants of arrest for Gaunt and Carreira was set at $50,000. 

On the evening of April 5, 2015, at approximately 8:00 PM, the ACSO received a call from a resident on Diamond View Drive in Pioneer reporting that unknown subjects were at a neighboring home with flashlights, and the reporting party believed they had broken a window.  Deputies responded, contacted and detained three subjects including Jarrell, 53 year old Glen Milo Mohr of Jackson, and 23 year old Henry Ralph Ramirez Jr. of Drytown.  During the course of their investigation Jarrell advised deputies he came to the property to collect a debt from a former tenant.

At the conclusion of their investigation, deputies placed Jarrell, Mohr, and Ramirez under arrest for burglary.  In addition to the fresh burglary charge, Jarrell was arrested and booked on his arrest warrant, making his total bail amount $120,000.  Ramirez had outstanding warrants for state parole violation and a misdemeanor warrant out of Sacramento County for domestic battery and violation of probation.  Ramirez is being held without bail.  Mohr’s bail is set at $20,000. 

Following Jarrell’s arrest, Amador County Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team (ACCNET) executed an unrelated search warrant at Jarrell’s residence in Drytown. 

ACCNET Agents located evidence of a Butane Honey Oil (BHO) extraction lab, approximately 3.8 pounds of processed marijuana, methamphetamine, and evidence of drug sales including unused packaging materials and three scales. 

Jarrell was additionally charged with possession of marijuana for sales, manufacturing a controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine.

While executing the search warrant, ACCNET personnel also observed numerous rabbits, chickens and birds found locked in filthy cages, many without food or water.  A goat was found tied to a stake with a two and a half foot long lead.  The goat had no access to food or water of any kind and was trapped on a small ledge with no room to move more than a foot in any direction.  Amador County Animal Control was notified and responded to the scene.  An animal control officer subsequently removed the endangered animals.