An Elk Grove man has been arrested following an early morning burglary on Sonora Pass Way, according to a report from the Rocklin Police Department.
At about 2:40 a.m. Nov. 22, the report said, Rocklin Police responded to the 6400 block of Sonora Pass Way on a report of a prowler. The resident reported seeing a male in light-colored clothing walking in her interior courtyard.
Officers found the side garage door open and the garage appeared to have been rummaged through. Officers tracked a fresh set of footprints through the wet grass away from the location. The footprints led to Crystal Lake Court, where officers located an unoccupied parked vehicle. The vehicle was registered out of Dixon and was left completely open with various tools and property inside. The vehicle was not familiar to neighborhood residents.
The officers continued searching the area and located two opened side gates, one on Crystal Lake Court and one on Sunburst Court. In addition, officers located a ransacked shed and various items of personal property scattered about one of the backyards.
After an extensive search, a man closely matching the prowler description was located walking on Sonora Pass Way. After initially trying to avoid arrest by giving a false name, the report said, Kenneth Oryan Linden, 26, of Elk Grove, was arrested for several charges, including burglary. It was determined that Linden had stolen items from several unlocked garages and storage sheds, according to the report. He was booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance and false identification to a police officer.
Anyone with further information regarding these crimes is encouraged to call the Rocklin Police Department at 625-5400.