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Early this morning, we arrested 30-year-old Luis Albert Ramirez on five felonies and three misdemeanor charges stemming from a burglary to a Sonora restaurant.
Just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday December 17th, a Sonora resident called to report seeing a suspicious male leaving the area of Gus’s Steakhouse with a large container of items on a dolly. The courageous caller not only alerted law enforcement but followed the subject on foot until we arrived.
The responding officer located and detained Luis Ramirez in the area of Fir Drive and Pine Street. Ramirez was in possession of several items that the officer believed to be stolen. Another officer responded to Gus’s Steakhouse and located an open door and after clearing the building was able to confirm the items in Ramirez’s possession were in fact, stolen from that business.
Among the many stolen items Ramirez had in his possession were three firearms, collectible sports memorabilia, knives, food products, and over $300 in cash. The total value of the stolen and the recovered property was estimated to be well over $5,000. Ramirez was also found to be in possession of burglary tools, as well as heroin and methamphetamine.
Ramirez was booked at the Tuolumne County Jail for charges including burglary, drug possession, possession of burglary tools and weapon possession charges. His bail was set at $25,000.
Thanks to the actions of an alert citizen, the private business owner was able to recover all of his stolen property. There will, however, be costs associated with the repair of the damaged door Ramirez pried open to gain entry