Multiple arrests in residential burglaries on River Ranch Road

February 13, 2019 – Over the past several months, residents in the area of River Ranch Road and Frontier Lane have reported numerous quality of life complaints to the sheriff’s office, which have included concerns of suspicious activity, thefts, burglaries, and requests for extra patrol.

About a month ago, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) began to develop leads in a string of burglaries to a residence in the 17000 block of River Ranch Road. With help from community members and obtaining witness statements, SIU detectives identified four suspects who had burglarized the residence.

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A list of stolen property was developed and clues led detectives to the residence of Terri Taliaferro in the 19000 block of Magnolia Road. During a contact at Taliaferro’s residence SIU detectives observed several items of stolen property in plain view. SIU detectives sought a search warrant, and searched the rest of the premises for stolen property.

Ultimately, SIU detectives recovered several thousand dollars’ worth of property, which they were able to return to the victims in this case.

SIU Detectives arrested:

  • Terri Joanna Taliaferro (49) from Nevada County for knowingly possessing stolen property.
  • Darcie Roxanne Blalock (39) from Nevada County for residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and criminal conspiracy;
  • Clay Michael Dossa (34) from Placer County for residential burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary, and false personation of another;
  • Dawn Nicole Strong (42) from Nevada County for residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.

SIU detectives have identified a fourth coprincipal in the burglary case; we will be seeking a warrant of arrest for that person through the district attorney’s office.