From left Daniel McRunnel, Oscar Lopez and Michelle Navas
Three people from California were arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking into the Michael Hohl GMC dealership and stealing cars on Saturday.
Dealership staff estimated the damaged property and loss to be estimated at approximately $100,000 to include the missing computer equipment, key sets, damaged vehicles, and stolen vehicle.
Daniel McRunnel of Stockton, Calif., Oscar Lopez, also of Stockton, and Michelle Navas of Highlands, Calif., were all arrested.
Staff arrived to the South Carson Street dealership Saturday morning to find that a vehicle had been stolen, 22 key sets and remotes for newer vehicles were missing, their service building was broken into, and several damaged vehicles were left behind on the property. Suspects attempted to steal a Toyota truck, but crashed the vehicle during the attempt and abandoned the vehicle. Suspects also successfully stole a Jeep SUV. Vehicle diagnostic computer equipment was also stolen.
On Sunday, about 1:30 a.m. a Patrol Deputy discovered a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Casino Fandango, south of the dealership. Deputies made contact with McRunnel, who was in
possession of multiple sets of the stolen vehicles keys and diagnostics equipment stolen during the previous morning. McRunnel was arrested for possession of stolen property.
During an interview McRunnel confessed to his involvement and gave information, which generated additional leads.
At 9:30 a.m. another Patrol Deputy located the outstanding stolen vehicle and two additional suspects involved in the Hohl burglary These persons were identified as Lopez and Navas. Both confessed to their involvement in the burglary and thefts. It was determined that all three suspects operated in concert to complete the burglary and vehicle theft.
McRunnel was booked on suspicion of stolen property, commercial burglary, three counts of vehicle burglary, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and possession of burglary tools.
Lopez was booked on two counts suspicion of stolen property, commercial burglary, two counts of vehicle burglary, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit burglary.
Navas was booked on two counts suspicion of stolen property, commercial burglary, two counts of vehicle burglary, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit burglary.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, Sergeant Craig Lowe at (775) 283-7815, or Detective Brett J. Bindley at (775) 283-7856.