Alleged burglary ringleader case continued to March

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An Auburn resident who is allegedly the leader of a local burglary ring will see a judge again in March. Joseph William Einspahr, 31, is scheduled for an early status conference at 8:30 a.m. March 1 in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested Einspahr in November in connection to an alleged Auburn-area burglary ring. Also arrested were Colfax resident Amanda Marie Jojo, 21, Stephanie Jean Cooke-Perez, 27, Jayme Lynn Salcedo, 33, and Karissa Dawn Yeager, 27. The group, except for Cooke-Perez, was charged with burglarizing several Auburn homes and vehicles. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, hundreds of thousands of dollars of electronics and jewelry were recovered upon their arrests. Cooke-Perez was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for a probation violation and for possessing methamphetamine. Jojo is expected to be sentenced Feb. 22 to 270 days in jail for possession of methamphetamine, second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property, all felonies. Salcedo and Yeager are scheduled for early status conferences at 8:30 a.m. March 1 and April 19 respectively. Einspahr remains in custody in Placer County Jail and is ineligible for bail. ~Bridget Jones