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* Cassandra Jane Chislett-Leitter and Her Brother Colin Chislett-Barnes Arrested for Alleged Theft From Woodside Home

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Two Newark residents on Friday were arrested on suspicion of stealing items from a Woodside garage between November 2010 and April 2011, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Cassandra Jane Chislett-Leitter, 19, and her brother, Colin Chislett-Barnes, 23, were arrested in their homes at about 7:30 a.m. on suspicion of stealing antique rugs and other items over the past several months from a residential garage on the 1800 block of Portola Road, deputies said. Nathan Keith, 26, a Newark resident also believed to be a suspect, was booked on a $250,000 warrant of grand theft. Keith was already in Alameda County Jail on unrelated charges, according to the sheriff’s office. The three suspects allegedly stole carousel horses, a horse saddle, and other items with more than $100,000. Cassandra and Colin were taken to San Mateo County Jail, where they also -were booked on a $250,000 warrant for grand theft. They said they were both employed by their family’s business, Chislett Equestrian Centre in Woodside, according to the sheriff’s office.

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  • This website is such a slippery slope of sensationalism that violates the very presumption of innocence they are so careful to remind us of in their little disclaimer! The “fugitives” in question here are not fugitives at all, but are appearing for their court date in November to fight for the truth and their complete innocence. They were working at the residence in question, and had the gall to report the owner to the SPCA for what they saw as unrepentant mistreatment and poor care of the animals there. They never stole anything ever! The garage was never locked and they had no idea of any of this until the cops showed up and arrested them. This was a total case of powerful person pissed off that someone reported her shoddy animal care to authorities and she got even in a BIG way. Go America!

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