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Auburn man in jail after alleged motorcycle tampering, theft

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An Auburn man is still in custody after allegedly tampering with a motorcycle and stealing items from a vehicle in a Nevada Street parking lot. Auburn police responded to the 500 block of Nevada Street at 11:15 p.m. Monday after a report of a white male, Kristopher Richard Taylor, 35, of Auburn, allegedly tampering with a motorcycle. There was also a vehicle with a smashed window in the parking lot, according to Sgt. Victor Pecoraro. Pecoraro said the officers learned items had been taken from the vehicle with the smashed window. Officers found Taylor on Grass Valley Highway after he fled the scene on Nevada Street, Pecoraro said. Officers stopped him on the 200 block of Palm Avenue. According to Pecoraro, witnesses identified Taylor as the man in the parking lot tampering with the motorcycle, and officers reportedly found the stolen property and the tool used to tamper with the motorcycle in Taylor’s car. Pecoraro said no other suspects were seen in the area, but officers received information that there may have been another person and/or vehicle in the parking lot when the alleged theft occurred. Police are asking anyone with information to call the department at (530) 823-4237. Taylor was booked into Placer County Jail on charges of tampering with a vehicle, a misdemeanor, and receiving known stolen property, a felony. As of Tuesday morning, he was still in jail with a $10,000 bail, according to jail records. ~Staff report