Four arrests after Applegate search for stolen BMW

Stolen auto, drugs and gun discovered
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Suspects clockwise from top left: Bowling, Costanzo, Hand, Dossa, 

A stolen BMW, meth and a loaded pistol were found during a search that led to four arrests in Applegate.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported that a court-ordered search warrant came after deputies learned of a stolen BMW near Hidden Meadows Way.

On Thursday, the multi-agency Regional Auto Theft Task Force arrested Brian Allen Costanzo, 47, and Clay Michael Dossa, 33, as the  two suspects attempted to flee from the house. They were intercepted by deputies waiting in the woods to block their escape, the Sheriff’s Office said.

During the search, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a loaded handgun were confiscated, as well as suspected meth, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The search also turned up two people hiding in a closet, both with warrants for their arrest.

Samantha Kyleigh Bowling, 21, was booked on five no-bail warrants. The warrants were on possession-of-a-controlled-substance, deputy obstruction, battery and possession of drug paraphernalia allegations. Also arrested on warrants was 24-year-old Connor David Hand.

Dossa and Costanzo were also arrested on outstanding warrants, Dossa’s warrants involved previous charges of reckless driving and being under the influence of a controlled substance, Costanzo’s were for suspected transport of a controlled substance for sales purposes.

Dossa was booked on additional drug charges. Costanzo was also booked on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and weapons charges. Costanzo is being held on two no-bail warrants. Dossa’s bail is set at $17,500.

Hand was previously arrested June 18 near Dry Creek Road and Jerry Lane in North Auburn on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Hand was described by the Sheriff’s Office at that time as a transient. Bowling was also arrested during the same traffic stop. Described at the time as a transient, she was booked in June on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.