Feel good story out of California where The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office recovered two snowboards stolen from Boreal Mountain ski resort back in January after an intricate investigation of security footage.

Deputy Damian Norden from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the theft and worked hand in hand with Boreal’s IT team to review security footage and ticketing technology, through which he was able to identify a suspect. Through the investigation, he also discovered the suspect had stolen a second snowboard from the resort on the same day.

The first victim, who lives in Soda Springs, got his board back and smiled for picture with Deputy Norden. The second victim hasn’t gotten his board returned yet but that is in the works. Felony theft charges will be filed against the thief with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office. The combined cost of the snowboards was over the $950 minimum amount for a felony theft charge in California.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office advises anyone that gets their ski/snowboard gear stolen to always file a report.

“Unfortunately, snowboard theft is a common occurrence across most all ski resorts. More often than not the theft goes unreported.” -Nevada County Sheriff’s Office

Great work by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Well done!

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Statement:

𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅

Pictured here with Deputy Norden is a local Soda Springs man who thought he’d never see his beloved snowboard again.

It was stolen this past January at Boreal Mountain ski resort. Unfortunately, snowboard theft is a common occurrence across most all ski resorts and more often than not the theft goes unreported. However, this man did report his stolen board to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Norden worked closely with Boreal IT employees, who were instrumental in this case for their support in reviewing available surveillance footage and ticketing technology, and as a result, a suspect was positively identified. Through the investigation, it was determined the suspect had stolen two snowboards from two victims the same day, both of which were successfully recovered. Deputy Norden is presently coordinating with the second victim to return his board too.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage victims of theft to always report the crime as soon as possible. In this case, felony theft charges will be filed with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office.

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