Stolen property, arrests in Keeler

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release

On February 10th members of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in Keeler and discovered approximately $5,000 worth of stolen property. The following arrests were made:

Steve

Steven Zukaitus

· Steven Zukaitus, 30-year old man from Keeler, arrested for: felony burglary, felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. In addition Mr. Zukaitus is being held on one local warrant and three Kern County warrants.

· Richard Zukaitus, 75-year old man from Keeler was cited for obstructing an officer.

· Nicole Archila, 26-year old woman from Keeler, arrested for: felony burglary, felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property. Ms. Archila is also being held on one Kern County warrant.

Nicole Archila

Nicole Archila

· Christopher Hansen, 27-year old man from Keeler, arrested for: felony burglary, felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property, false representation of identity to a Peace Officer, and one Nye County, NV warrant.

Originally Deputies arrived at the Zukaitis residence to serve an active warrant; however items that were recently reported stolen were noticed in the residence which ultimately resulted in the arrests.

Christopher Hansen

Christopher Hansen

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kimberely
kimberely
6 years ago

Carbon foot print I love the fact you consider your self a law abiding citizen because I will be damned if there is such a name like that in existance cuz I’m sure I have gotten a ticket in your lifetime I’m sure now with cell phones you have talked… Read more »

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  kimberely

What the hell are you trying to say ?….and as far as responding to my post…..rumors ?….gossip ?…..ask anyone about them here in Low-Inyo….and I do mean ANYONE….one thing to be talking on a cell phone while driving…a whole nuther thing breaking into buildings and residences stealing…failure to appears in… Read more »

kimberely
kimberely
6 years ago

To low-inyo for your memory needs to be checked cuz the motorcycle chase through the dessert was NOT who u thouht it was and the motorcycle was NOT stolen and thanks to people like you who open their mouth without knowing the facts make the people who you wish were… Read more »

Badfinger
Badfinger
6 years ago

Stupid Is, Stupid does….

Roy
Roy
6 years ago

AB 109 and prop 47 have to be without a doubt the two worst programs ever started in this state to reduce crime…Off the top of my head I can think of 7 murders where the suspect was released from prison early due to AB109. People want to wonder why… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

CarbonFootPrint….from what I understand,one of the three is already out….maybe two of them…and the third,his bail has been reduced to half…so your right…they’ll soon be back stealing,dodging and weaving the system,and avoiding their court dates…..if their charges aren’t dropped,reduced or plea-bargined down to nothing.But like you say,no one to blame… Read more »

CarbonFootPrint
CarbonFootPrint
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

The pendulum of crime never stands still. It swings from left to right and back again. Some people just don’t get the fact that there are criminals who can never be rehabilitated. Crime is all they know. Kind of like a trade; once you learn it, kinda of hard to… Read more »

Karen Rotchstein
Karen Rotchstein
6 years ago

This problem has been going on before Don Dorsey ( Inyo county sheriff 1983-1990) who was convicted of misusing public funds, embezzlement and state tax violations. He did not even get a slap on the wrist. His legacy lives on.

Karen Rotchstein
Karen Rotchstein
6 years ago

Who forced the cops to enforce the law?

CarbonFootPrint
CarbonFootPrint
6 years ago

Thanks to Prop 47 and AB 109, these three will soon be back out on a street near you. Thank you Gov Brown and the uninformed voters of CA.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

CarbonFootInMouth

Prop 47 changed certain felonies to misdemeanors, so obviously none of these charges were changed by 47. AB 109 made the county more responsible for parole supervision, so maybe it’s the County of Inyo you should have a beef with.

CarbonFootPrint
CarbonFootPrint
6 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

My beef is not with the County. My beef is with people who continually make poor decisions that we law abiding citizens have to pay for. Why do you think these people are burglarizing? It’s probably to pay for drugs. Look at their faces. It’s not that hard to figure… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

CarbonFootPrint….true…..drug crimes…..possessions and DUI’s….under the influence …driving without a license or insurance NUMEROUS times….theft of checks..but also previous thefts,break-ins,possessing stolen property….burglaries….in-and-out and in-and-out of the “system”…..when there are burglaries and thefts down here,we ALL know who’s involved in it,one way or the other…in some fashion…either doing the stealing,receiving the stolen… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

…And how could I forget…..a while back,a chase through the desert on a motorcycle…with CHP and/or ICSO in hot pursuit……and if my memory serves me correctly,it was a stolen motorcycle…..caught….arrested…..and think he was out the next day or two….bailed out (enabled) by Papa.

Rick OB
Rick OB
6 years ago

“To CATCH a burglar’, With Chris Hansen

winner
winner
6 years ago

Winning!

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

The homes and business’ (when no one is in them ) in Keeler and surrounding towns will be a LOT safer from burglaries and theft with this group of known- thieves locked up…..I,and others,only hope THIS TIME the courts will do their job and with punishment….and before others start posting… Read more »