Five Arrested in Alleged Rio Dell Burglary Case

Law enforcement detained one suspect after an alleged burglary in Rio Dell on Wednesday. [Photo provided by reader.]

According to Rio Dell Police Chief Graham Hill, in the afternoon of October 29, folks returning to a home within that town were surprised to discover their safe outside on the ground, a window broken and a burglary in progress. Suspects scattered. Two fled into a nearby creek.

The residents immediately called 911. Hill said that Rio Dell Police arrived on scene within a couple minutes and quickly located a suspect in the area. Then they captured another two subjects a half mile away from the alleged break in.

All three were arrested. In the course of the investigation, Hill said, others were implicated and arrested. At least some of the people involved in perpetrating the burglary knew the victims. The suspects apparently believed the victims owed them money. Five people were ultimately arrested for burglary and conspiracy. Those arrested were

Christopher Benham age 37 Rio Dell

Austin Humphrey age 21 of Rio Dell

Charles Uber age 38 of Rio Dell

Joleen McClellan age 22 

Sharena Holcomb age 21 Rio Dell


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