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Three arrested in early morning auto theft and burglary

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During the early morning hours of Jan. 4, the Rocklin Police Department received a report of a residential burglary and vehicle theft that occurred on Coldwater Drive in Rocklin, as well as reports of three other larcenies that occurred in the same area. 

At about 9:45 a.m., the Placer County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Onstar Corporation (vehicle tracking and communications) that a vehicle earlier reported stolen in Rocklin was in the area of Colvin Drive and Myrtle Drive, in Loomis. PCSO deputies and the Placer Regional Auto Theft Task Force responded to the area to investigate. Upon their arrival, the officers reportedly observed Brandon Edward Black, 28, of Orangevale, exit a house on Myrtle Drive and get into the stolen vehicle. Black was arrested without incident for vehicle theft.

Rocklin police detectives arrived at the scene in Loomis and took custody of Black and recovered the stolen vehicle. During their investigation, Rocklin police obtained a search warrant for the Myrtle Drive house from which Black had exited.

At about 5:10 p.m., Rocklin detectives and PCSO deputies served the search warrant at the Myrtle Drive address. During the service of the search warrant, a male and female occupant of the house fled on foot from officers through the backyard, according to the report. Officers pursued the pair on foot, and with the assistance of the PCSO helicopter conducted a yard-to-yard search of the neighborhood. After about 30 minutes, officers located and arrested the pair about one mile from the house. The two suspects were identified as siblings Kyle Anthony Mondfrans, 26, of Newcastle, and Kelly Annette Mondfrans, 29, of Loomis.

During the search of the Myrtle Drive address, Rocklin detectives located numerous items of property stolen from vehicles in Rocklin, according to the report.

Black was booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of residential burglary, vehicle theft and a parole violation. His bail is $125,000, but he is ineligible for bail because of the parole hold.

Kyle Mondfrans was booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, resisting arrest , conspiracy to commit a crime and a parole hold. His bail is $5,000, but he is also ineligible for bail because of the parole hold.

Kelly Mondfrans was booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit a crime. Her bail is $5,000.

"I continue to be thankful for the multi-agency cooperation throughout Placer County,” said Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence. “Our strong law enforcement partnerships help us fight crime and keep the citizens of Placer County safer.”