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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Friday November 16th, 2018 :: 01:31 p.m. PST


Dispute over Dog Possession Leads to Altercation – Subject Arrested

(Valley Springs, CA) On 11-15-18 at about 4:50pm, CCSO Deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dale Drive, Valley Springs for a reported altercation and dog stolen. The victim told deputies that she witnessed suspect Edward Pereira (age 45 of Campo Seco) access her yard through an unlocked gate. The suspect reportedly took a white dog out of the yard and put the dog in his vehicle. A relative of the victim happened to arrive and parked his truck behind the suspect. The suspect vehicle reportedly reversed striking the other truck and pushing it across the road. This caused a neighbor’s mailbox to be damaged when it was struck by one of the vehicles. The suspect vehicle then reportedly swerved towards both subjects and Pereira brandished a black handgun before leaving the area. While the initial report was being taken, other CCSO Deputies began checking locations for the suspect. Edward Pereira was contacted in Campo Seco as he arrived in a vehicle matching the suspect’s description. The dog was recovered and Pereira was arrested. During the investigation a handgun was located and seized from the suspect’s vehicle. Deputies learned that this incident started with a dispute over possession and ownership of the dog. Edward Pereira was booked in to the Calaveras County Jail on charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Vandalism, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Ammunition with $145,000 bail.

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

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