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Two arrested in Elk Grove home burglary; one suspect still at large

Mandie Blake, 39, was arrested in connection to a truck and home burglary reported early Friday in Elk Grove.
Mandie Blake, 39, was arrested in connection to a truck and home burglary reported early Friday in Elk Grove. Elk Grove Police Department

The Elk Grove Police Department identified two suspects who were taken into custody early Friday after they allegedly helped a man who burglarized a truck and entered a nearby home, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.

Daniel Ross, 25, and Mandie Blake, 39, were booked into the Sacramento County Jail, each on suspicion of felony burglary and conspiracy to commit a burglary. Christopher Trim, a department spokesman, said officers found what appeared to be stolen property in their vehicle following the incident.

Police continued to search for an additional man connected to the burglary who they said may have fled on foot after a resident of the home fired a shotgun, Trim said.

The incident took place just before 4:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Modena Way after a man who lives in the home heard the sound of his garage door opening, Trim said.

Police believe that the suspect, the unidentified man, made his way into the residence after burglarizing a truck parked in the driveway of the home and finding a garage remote inside the vehicle, he said. Ross and Blake were allegedly in a getaway car nearby at the time of the incident, according to Trim.

“The resident heard someone open the garage door, checked their surveillance system and saw that someone was in their garage,” Trim said.

The man armed himself with a shotgun, according to Trim. After making his way to the garage, the resident noticed that the garage door was slightly opened. He fired a single round from the shotgun, not knowing that a man was standing on the other side of an SUV in the garage, police said.

Ross and Blake fled by car, a black BMW. Trim said the man inside the garage, described as a white male in his 30s, may have fled on foot following the encounter and is being sought by police.

The resident of the home called 911 and gave a description of the car, according to Trim. An officer spotted a vehicle matching the description near Sheldon Road and East Stockton Boulevard, just more than a mile from where the burglary was reported.

Trim said an initial search following the incident also found two additional vehicles that appeared to have been unlocked and ransacked nearby.

Ross and Blake, as well as the man living in the home, were not injured, Trim said.

Sacramento Superior Court records indicate that Ross had been charged with multiple offenses dating back to 2009. That year, he pleaded no contest to a felony burglary charge. In June 2015, he also pleaded no contest to a felony for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, while a charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed.

Court documents also note that Blake was charged with driving with a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08 percent in 2014, in which she pleaded no contest.

Both are set to appear in court Tuesday, with bail set at $105,000.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets