Crime

Sierra High coach, 2 players arrested after burglary

Anthony Moschella
Anthony Moschella Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

A basketball coach at Sierra High School in the Tollhouse area and two of his players were arrested by Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives in connection with musical equipment stolen from an Auberry home, spokesman Tony Botti said.

Anthony Moschella, 27, was booked on a felony charge of receiving stolen property. The 16-year-old boys from Auberry and Clovis were booked into juvenile hall.

Botti said the home in the 34000 block of Backbone Road was burglarized on Feb. 18. Taken were several pieces of musical equipment. The victim was advised by deputies to notify local pawn shops and an employee of a Clovis shop spotted the equipment several hours later when it was brought into the store. He called Clovis police, who arrested Moschella. Deputies later learned that the boys took the item’s from the victim’s garage, but decided that they did not want to be caught with it and gave the items to Moschella to sell.

A spokeswoman for the district said Moschella was no longer with the school.

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