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Police: 2 vehicles belonging to Camp Fire survivors stolen from local motel

Someone stole a van full of donations and equipment belonging to Paradise High School's Softball Head Coach. Police are investigating.

Sacramento Police are investigating four separate crimes connected to a Sacramento motel involving people who survived but lost everything in the Camp Fire.

Police said all have taken place at the Staybridge Suites in Natomas.

On November 20, some broke into and stole items from a car belonging to Camp Fire survivors. On November 25, a vehicle belonging to a fire survivor was stolen. On November 27, another vehicle was stolen and then on November 29, another car was broken into. Police do not know if the owner of the car are from the fire area.

After losing his home in the Camp Fire, Lennie Dean and his mother relocated to the Staybridge Suites in Sacramento to stay for the time being.

Dean is the head coach for the Paradise High School softball team. While the season has not started yet, Dean received a handful of donations for the team including gift cards from Newark Memorial in the Bay Area

The donations, $1,000 cash and a brand new CPAP machine were just a few of the items left in Dean's van last Sunday morning.

After coming outside to grab a coat from the van, Dean said the van was gone from the parking lot. Someone had stolen his van with all his donations and money inside.

While Dean does not have a photo of his van, he said it's a burgundy colored Ford passenger van and does have several bumper stickers including a Paradise High School Bobcats sticker.

Sacramento Police are investigating this incident. Dean hopes someone will call with information leading him to the donations and his van.

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