Saturday Jan 23 2010
Deputies arrest four burglary suspects
By: Penne Usher, El Dorado Hills Telegraph Correspondent
An El Dorado Hills man and a Folsom man are among four arrested on suspicion of several area burglaries, officials said Saturday. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Aaron Duarte, 27 of Folsom, Max Hill, 24, of El Dorado Hills, John Giltner, 28, of Citrus Heights and Nicole Chance, 20, of North Highlands on several charges including first degree burglary. It all started Wednesday when deputies responded to a call around 5 a.m. of a possible burglary in progress in the 600 block of Creekberry in El Dorado Hills, officials said. A witness reported that a home’s garage door was open, which was not normal. Deputies responded and saw lights moving around inside the residence. “Believing that a burglary was possibly in progress, they began to set up a perimeter when they heard noises coming from the garage area,” said Lt. Bryan Golmitz of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. According to a sheriff's department's press release, the suspects fled the area in an unidentified vehicle. Deputies ordered the vehicle to stop, however the occupants did not and a pursuit ensued. The suspects eventually stopped and fled on foot, the press release said. Two suspects were captured within the hour. Two others were located about six hours later at a home on Westgate Lane in Citrus Heights, officials said. Detectives believe that the burglary suspects are responsible for more than 20 burglaries in the greater El Dorado Hills area based on recently reviewed burglary reports and the matching recovered stolen property, officials said.