UPDATED: Elk Grove Police Apprehend Suspected Vehicle Burglars, Victim Fires Shotgun at Suspects

November 4, 2016 | 

See update below |

Two suspects are in custody after they were shot at during an attempted vehicle burglary in Elk Grove.

The incident happened at 4:26 this morning on the 8400 block of Modena Way when Elk Grove Police officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle burglary. The caller indicated that a vehicle parked in the driveway had been broken into, and that the suspect had used the garage door opener in that vehicle to open the garage of the home.

The homeowner looked at his surveillance cameras and saw that an unidentified man had entered the garage. The homeowner armed himself with a shotgun, entered the garage after hearing noises, and fired one round from the shotgun towards the partially opened garage door. 

The suspect who was still in the garage on the other side of a vehicle, ran out of the garage, down the driveway and towards an awaiting vehicle. There was a black four-door vehicle stopped in the street directly in front of the homeowners address. 

The vehicle fled the area, and the suspect who was in the garage ran away on foot. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle a short distance away and conducted an enforcement stop. 

The occupants of the suspect vehicle, a male and a female were detained. Officers located suspected stolen property inside the vehicle. Officers also found two additional unlocked vehicles that had been rummaged through. 

At this point, two people are in custody, a vehicle has been impounded, property believed to have been stolen has been recovered, and the suspect who fled the garage has not been located. There are no reported injuries following the gunshot.  

Officers also determined that the suspect vehicle had been struck by pellets from the shotgun. At this time the identity of the suspects has not yet been released pending booking into the county jail. 


1:30 p.m. The two suspect booked into the county jail are identified as Mandie Dorene Blake, 39, and Daniel Jason Ross, 25, both of Sacramento. Both suspect are being held on bails of $60,000 and $105,000 respectively and will be arraigned on Tuesday, November 8. The third suspect in the incident has not been apprehended.  

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