January 26, 2018
On January 22, 2018, Robert Lamont Groves was sentenced to two years in custody after having pled "no contest" to felony violations of Penal Code sections 496(a), Receiving Stolen Property, and 459/460(b), Vehicle Burglary.
In the late evening of February 9, 2016, a resident of Sacramento County woke to the sound of her car alarm, which was parked in the driveway of her residence. She looked outside and observed an individual, later determined to be the defendant, standing in her driveway. When she went outside, she discovered that the driver's side window of her vehicle had been pried open and that her purse had been taken from inside of the vehicle.
Approximately two hours after the vehicle burglary occurred, a California Highway Patrol officer observed the defendant parked in his vehicle in El Dorado County. Inside the defendant's vehicle, the officer located the victim's purse from the vehicle burglary in Sacramento County. The officer also found additional stolen property, including several laptop computers, which were determined to have been taken from multiple victims' vehicles in Nevada.
This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Nora Hall. The Honorable Daniel Pround sentenced the defedant to two years in prison for his felony convictions. Pursuant to Public Safety Realignment, the defendant will serve his sentence in "county prison" at the El Dorado County Jail.