Probationer Arrested by Elk Grove Police For Petty Theft, Drug Possession

Richard Tarkington is in custody at the county jail after violating his probation.  August 26, 2015 | A Sacramento probationer ...

Richard Tarkington is in custody at the county
jail after violating his probation. 
August 26, 2015 |

A Sacramento probationer is in custody after he was arrested and found to be on probation.

According to Elk Grove Police, 49-year old Richard Harold Tarkington was detained after he allegedly committed a petty theft at a late night business on the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard. A records check by responding officers found that Tarkington was on probation.

A probation search of Tarkington led to the discovery of a controlled substance and narcotics paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and is being held at the county jail on a $20,000 bail on felony charges for violating probation as well as three misdemeanor counts. 

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