Man arrested in Rocklin following early morning home invasion
A Rocklin family got a startling wakeup early Wednesday morning – a man had used a rock to break a window and enter their Sterling Drive home.
Lt. Lon Milka, public information officer for the Rocklin Police Department, said officers received a call just before 4 a.m. of a home invasion with shots fired. There were no shots fired, officers discovered, but they did find a man had entered the home after crashing his truck through wooden barriers at the end of the street.
“By the time the police officers got there he was in a semiconscious position on the stairs of this particular home, and he was bleeding,” Milka said.
The man had probably cut his hand on the broken glass, Milka said, but he was speaking incoherently and only speaks Spanish. There was no smell of alcohol on his breath, Milka added.
Milks said officers believe the man had been knocking on several doors throughout the neighborhood after crashing his vehicle, which ended up stuck on a hillside.
“What he was doing, I don’t know,” Milka said. “I don’t know what his intent was for breaking into the house. We’re still trying to sort that out.”
The man was taken to Sutter Roseville before being booked into the Placer County Jail. Police are still trying to identify him, but have determined that he has ties to Stockton.
“How he ended up on Sterling Drive in Rocklin is something we’re going to have to figure out.”