Gold Theft Suspect Pleads Guilty

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — The man accused of a conducting a large gold heist from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, plead guilty to charges last week. David Jean Johnson plead not-guilty in April of last year, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Last Wednesday, Johnson plead guilty to all charges of second-degree burglary, related to the … Continue reading »

Gold Thief to Pay Restitution

YREKA, Calif. — The man who pleaded guilty to stealing the historic gold from the Siskiyou County Courthouse will have to pay up more than a million dollars in restitution. In January 2012, 52-year-old Scott Bailey broke into the Siskiyou County Courthouse, stealing gold from the display case inside the building. Earlier this year, Bailey … Continue reading »

Suspect in Gold Heist Appears in Court

YREKA, Calif. — One of the men accused of stealing more than a million dollars worth of gold from the Siskiyou County Courthouse will be in court Wednesday. David Johnson is bound for trial in connection with the gold heist. He was one of two suspects identified through surveillance video and DNA testing.

Possible Breakthrough In Gold Theft Case

YREKA, Calif. — Nearly one year after more than a million dollars in gold was stolen from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, the Sheriff is serving search warrants at four addresses of possible suspects. February 1, 2012, the display case that housed the large gold nuggets was bashed in and it was all caught on surveillance … Continue reading »

Update On Yreka Gold Theft

YREKA, Calif. – Over a million dollars worth of gold from the Siskiyou County Court House is still missing and the sheriff’s office has yet to make an arrest. Several months have passed since gold was stolen from a display at the Siskiyou County Courthouse. The county recently received money from the insurance claim and … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fires Legal Counsel

YREKA, Calif. – After months of discord in the Siskiyou County Courthouse, county supervisors fired that county’s legal counsel on Tuesday. By a unanimous vote, the board voted Tuesday morning to rescind a contract they signed with Thomas Guarino back in December. No reason was announced for the firing. Last week, Guarino was blocked from … Continue reading »