One Destructive Jeep Jamboree Burglar Busted, Another Sought

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 09, 2016 / comments

El Dorado County Sheriff's Detectives and Deputies are seeking information on the whereabouts of the pictured young man, John Hayes IV, a 20 year old male resident of Georgetown, Ca. 

On Saturday morning, a Georgetown business was extensively burglarized by two men. They not only stole thousands of dollars worth of items, they caused extensive damage in the process. Due to our community's sense of civic duty and ability to recognize the suspects, a search warrant was soon executed. Much of the loot was recovered and one of the men was arrested. The other suspect is identified and wanted. Once again, citizens show that crime doesn't pay in El Dorado County.


"El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a commercial burglary in Georgetown on 03/07/2016. Patrol Deputies learned that a local business, Jeepers Jamboree USA, had been victimized. The exterior bathrooms to the business as well as several outbuildings and vehicles belonging to the business had been broken into. Door frames, windows and locks were all damaged during the burglary. Surveillance footage revealed that two suspects were involved in the burglary.

"Local residents greatly aided Deputies in identifying the two suspects depicted in the video. With this collaboration, Deputies were also able to identify where some of the stolen property was being stored. Detectives and Deputies then worked together to author a search warrant related to this burglary investigation.  A significant portion of the stolen property was recovered upon execution of the search warrant. This only occurred because of the information provided to us by local residents. We value this partnership greatly and need you to continue to be our "eyes" and "ears" as we patrol your neighborhoods.

"03/07/2016, the same day that this crime was reported, suspect Steven McAllister, a 31 year old male resident of Georgetown was arrested by Patrol Deputies. Steven was booked in the El Dorado County Jail on charges of 459 PC – burglary, 182 (A) (1) PC – conspiracy to commit a crime and 29800 (A) (1) PC – felon in possession of a firearm.

"As of 03/08/2016 there is an active felony arrest warrant for the second suspect, John Hayes IV, a 20 year old male resident of Georgetown. The warrant is for crime of 459 PC – burglary. We are seeking the assistance of the public and the media in locating John Hayes IV. We are extremely grateful for all of the assistance that has been provided by members of our community and social media thus far. Persons with information are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 530-621-6600, reference case EG16-2132. 

In an update, Sheriff D'Agostini's Department made this appeal to the suspect and his friends:

"John, if you are reading this please contact Sheriff's Dispatch at 530-621-6600 and arrange to turn yourself in. To John's friends, family and neighbors - any and all information is welcome. If you know John's whereabouts, please contact Sheriff's Dispatch and reference the above information and case EG16-2132. We kindly ask that you do not attempt enforcement action [yourself]... We wish to solve this crime and thank you in advance for all of your help."