Police: 2 suspects, 1 youth arrested in connection to 75 vehicle burglaries in Rocklin

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ROCKIN, Calif. (KTXL) -- Two adults and one youth were arrested early Sunday morning in connection to an estimated 75 vehicle burglaries at numerous locations across Rocklin, according to the Rocklin Police Department.

Police say they responded to reports of a car burglary on Ridgeview Circle and found several cars burglarized. But as they were investigating, they received calls of another burglary in progress.

"I called police at 3:57 this morning," the man said.

One couple – who didn’t want their identity revealed – told FOX40 they were inside their apartment sleeping when they heard a loud commotion outside.

“I woke up to a noise and people talking,” the man said. “So, I looked out my window and I saw two guys around the parking lot. Right when I saw it happening, obviously, I said, ‘Get out of here!’ I just wanted them out of our parking lot.”

The man said he ran downstairs to catch the thieves, but by the time he got there, the thieves had run away.

Officials said Rocklin police responded to multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the following Rocklin areas:

  • Ridge View Circle near the Sutter Ridge Apartments
  • Sammy Way near Sunset Boulevard
  • West Oaks Boulevard near Lonetree Boulevard
  • Gold Circle near Stoney Road

Investigators said a credit card was stolen during one of the burglaries and was used in Roseville, which led Roseville police officers to conduct a traffic stop on a car.

Three suspects were found inside the vehicle with stolen property from the vehicle burglaries in Rocklin, according to officials.

A 14-year-old male was arrested along with two Sacramento residents, 18-year-old Mia Gonzales and 20-year-old Larry Smith.

“They called me and asked me if I could identify any of them and I said yes,” the man said.

The couple said that while the thieves broke the passenger side windows in two of their cars, they’re just thankful nothing inside was taken.

“I’m glad it’s done because we want people like this to be caught. We don’t want this in our neighborhood,” the man said.

The youth was taken to juvenile hall and the two adults were booked at Placer County Jail. All three are facing multiple charges including vehicle burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to officials.

If anyone has information about any of these burglaries or is a victim who has not yet reported, you may contact the non-emergency number at 916-625-5400.


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