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Another arrest after GPS in stolen SUV leads Rocklin police to suspected burglars

Tyler Barber.
Tyler Barber. Rocklin Police Department

Rocklin police said Friday they have made another arrest in a case in which officers were led to suspected burglars by a GPS transmitter in a car.

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. Thursday to 5700 block of Casa Grande Avenue, where they said burglars broke into a home through an unlocked patio door while the resident was home.

The burglars took possessions and the resident’s 2002 Acura sport-utility vehicle. Unbeknownst to the thieves, the SUV had a tracking device aboard.

Officers tracked the vehicle, finding it near Springview Drive, a short distance from the burglary. Two men fled from the SUV while a teen, who was eventually arrested, remained inside.

A police dog helped search for the two men. Eventually, with police dog Condor’s help, Tyler Barber, 21, of Rocklin was arrested on suspicion of car theft and burglary.

The stolen possessions were recovered along with the SUV.

The other man was not initially found. At 6 p.m. Thursday, police arrested Issac Blagg, 18, on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and burglary.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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