OAKHURST – On the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 3, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Yosemite Jewelry in Oakhurst. When the first deputy arrived on scene, he found that the glass front door had been broken and numerous items had been stolen.
Later in the day, deputies stopped a U-Haul truck in Oakhurst and found the driver, Christopher Nunn, to be in possession of a methamphetamine pipe as well as multiple pieces of stolen property.
Authorities say the items included inventory from Yosemite Jewelry, Yosemite Bicycle, and the Verizon store in Oakhurst. In addition, Nunn was said to be in possession of items stolen from Tractor Supply Company in Madera, and those from a car burglarized recently at Madera Community Hospital.
It was then learned that Nunn was out on bail from a Fresno Police Department case where he had been arrested for being in possession of a motorcycle stolen from Madera Honda, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
Nunn was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections for possessing stolen property, first degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, committing a felony while out of bail, and possession of a methamphetamine pipe. He remains jailed on a $750,000 bond.
“This was an outstanding team effort by the personnel at the Oakhurst Substation,” says Sheriff Jay Varney.
Detectives are following up on additional burglaries and thefts that may be related to these crimes. Anyone who has any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Department at 559-675-7770 or Valley CrimeStoppers at 559-498-STOP.