Four persons from outside the county were arrested on burglary charges Saturday after a report came in to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office that there could be a robbery occurring in the Douglas City area, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office said.

The call of the possible home invasion robbery came in at approximately 7 a.m., and numerous officers responded from the Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. A Code Red alert went out for residents of the area to take shelter.

“Once on scene, it was determined that a robbery had not actually occurred,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “However, the residents saw several suspicious subjects in the area who appeared to be casing homes. Several weeks prior, two armed subjects were seen in the area and the residents thought they may have returned to rob them.”

Officers searched the area, located the reported suspect vehicle, and detained the sole occupant. A continued search yielded the discovery and detention of the remaining three suspects, who had been on foot and at various locations near the scene. During the investigation, it was discovered that the four suspects had burglarized a building and had also stolen growing marijuana from an outdoor garden, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Joshua Nelson, 35, of Shasta Lake City; Duncan Device, 31, of Eureka; Kenosha Wilson, 28, of Redding; and Clyde Davis, 32, of Redding, were all arrested and transported to the Trinity County Jail. They were booked on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Agencies involved included the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service.

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