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Three arrested in connection with theft of beloved duck statue

We didn’t duck away from this case.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the March 11 theft of beloved duck statue Rubberta, who has captured the hearts of many Mountain Viewers who see her nesting in the front yard of her home on Stierlin Road. 
On April 1 (no joke), a search warrant was served at a home in Santa Clara, where three residents connected to the theft were subsequently detained: Erik Gonzalez, 38, Eleyight Silva, 25, and Sabrina Inigo, 36. During a search of the home, narcotics were found along with burglary tools. 
All three were ultimately arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics, possession of burglary tools, grand theft, child endangerment, and outstanding warrants. 
All were transported and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. 
"Our detectives pride themselves on holding those who commit crimes accountable for their actions. Even though Rubberta was returned after video of the theft was released, our detectives continued investigating, ultimately leading to the identification of the suspects, their arrests, and the discovery of the additional criminal charges."
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Erik Gonzalez


Sabrina Inigo


Eleyight Silva