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Men arrested with stolen property from Auburn

By: Bridget Jones, Journal Staff Writer
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Two men are still in jail after being arrested this week for allegedly burglarizing several homes and stealing vehicles from three different Auburn streets. Eric Dasher, 24, of Sacramento, and Harrison Harden, 21, who is reportedly a transient, were booked into El Dorado County Jail Tuesday for possessing stolen property, possessing a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest. On Monday night the Auburn Police Department received several reports of vehicle theft and home burglary on Mikkelsen Drive, Persimmon Terrace, and Dorothy Way. A suspect was said to be driving a black SUV, according to Auburn Police Detective Adam Cline. The black SUV was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday around noon in the Save Mart parking lot of the Auburn Town Center complex, Cline said. A witness gave police the SUV’s license plate number, and officers discovered the vehicle was stolen from the Sacramento area, according to Cline. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle in Cool, and Auburn Police responded to the scene, Cline said. Cline said Dasher, who was driving the vehicle, tried to escape arrest. “(The deputy) was trying to pull them over, and the driver jumped out of the car when it was still moving,” Cline said Friday. An El Dorado County Sheriff’s K-9 unit found Dasher nearby, Cline said. Items in the SUV matched the property stolen in Auburn, and the police department is now in the process of going through the items. Victims have identified some of the property, according to Cline. “The property went back to our burglaries, but there is so much stuff it will take us awhile to go through it,” he said. Cline said the men have been connected to at least five home burglaries, several vehicle break-ins and three stolen cars, one of which has been recovered. A small amount of drugs were also found in the SUV, Cline said. The police department is not releasing the men’s photos, because the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about the crimes or Dasher and Harden is encouraged to call Detective Dustin McLaughlin at (530) 823-4237, ext. 221. For after-hours calls, contact the Auburn Police Department Dispatch Center at (530) 823-4234. Reach Bridget Jones at bridgetj@goldcountrymedia.com