Sacto 9-1-1
October 3, 2013
Four arrested in connection with recent Rocklin burglaries

Rocklin Police announced the arrest off four people in connection with recent burglaries.

About 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Rocklin officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 6509 Winter Rush Drive where a white man had been seen entering a residence through a first-floor window. While officers and detectives were searching the area for the suspect, Sacramento County sheriff's detectives, who were also conducting a burglary investigation, povided Rocklin detectives with information about a possible subject of interest in other residential burglaries in their jurisdiction. It was later learned that a home at 6033 Equestrian Terrace in Rocklin also had been burglarized and was possibly related to the investigation, according to a Police Department news release.

Information gathered by both agencies was used to identify two suspects, Michael Scott Sommers, 22, of Orangevale, and Steven Espino, 18, of Sacramento. Both men were detained by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies, and items stolen in the Equestrian Terrace burglary were recovered, police said. During a subsequent probation search of Sommers' Orangevale residence, other possibly stolen items were recovered.

Sommers and Espino were booked into Placer County Jail. Espino was booked on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, and Sommers was booked on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and possession of a controlled substance.

In a separate case, police today arrested Christopher Dingman, 40, of Lincoln and Kai Krienke, 35, of Citrus Heights after officers responded about 1:27 p.m. to a report of a burglary in progress in the 2300 block of South Whitney Boulevard. A next-door neighbor reported seeing two people kick in the door to the garage.

Additional officers responded and set up a perimeter. During a search of the house, Dingman and Krienke were located and arrested, police said.

Both were booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of burglary, being under the influence of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

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