Arrest made in delivery truck theft

The CHP released this image of the man suspected of taking a delivery truck in Crescent Mills. He was recognized by local law enforcement as Jeremy Jason King of Crescent Mills. Photo courtesy CHP

An arrest has been made in the Dec. 22 incident involving a stolen delivery vehicle. The California Highway Patrol announced today that Jeremy Jason King, 42, of Crescent Mills, has been arrested.

The CHP acknowledged the assistance of the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and Probation personnel for their assistance. King’s residence was searched and physical evidence belonging to the truck company was located. King is in custody at the Plumas County jail.

On  Dec. 22, sometime between 2:30 and 3 p.m., a delivery vehicle (a Ryder truck) was taken in Crescent Mills. The truck was being used for deliveries at the time. When the driver stepped out to make a delivery, someone hopped in and drove away. The driver was found walking down the road and given assistance.

The vehicle was later recovered on a dirt road near Thresher Court in the Greenville area, but the suspect was still at large.