Monday, December 1, 2008

Attempted Robbery - Assault with A Firearm

On 11/30/2008 at approximately 02:07 AM the Rocklin Police Department received an emergency telephone call. The caller reported that another vehicle was following her and that an occupant of the other vehicle had fired a gun at her vehicle.

Rocklin Police Officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Pacific Street and Rocklin Road within a few minutes of the call. Three occupants of the vehicle were detained and a small caliber handgun was recovered.

During the investigation, the victim told police that she and two friends had been at the Tropicana nightclub on Arden Way in Sacramento earlier that evening. When the victims left in their vehicle, they noticed a vehicle following them to Interstate 80 from the area of the Tropicana nightclub. The vehicle continued to follow the victims into Rocklin. The victims stopped their vehicle on South Grove Street when an occupant of the other vehicle (a black Lincoln Navigator) exited the vehicle and fired a pistol at the victims’ vehicle. The victims fled in their vehicle and the Navigator attempted to follow the victims again. The victims were able to evade the suspects while driving away. There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

It is believed that the suspects in this case randomly targeted the victims in Sacramento with the intention of robbing them.

Residents of the South Grove Street neighborhood later told police they heard gunshots during the time this crime was reported.

Three suspects were arrested as a result of the investigation.

Felipe Ortega, a 26 year-old male from Sacramento, was arrested for:
Assault with a Firearm
Shooting at an Occupied Motor Vehicle
Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
Attempted Robbery
Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Omar Lozano Villicana, an 18 year-old male from Sacramento, was arrested for:
Attempted Robbery
Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Mirna Corral, a 35 year-old female from Sacramento, was arrested for:
Attempted Robbery
Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Rocklin Police Department.

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