Commercial Burglary and Robbery tied to Stolen Van

Press Release (UPDATED)

Lieutenant James Byers

08/25/17 at 3:30 PM


The California Highway Patrol has located the stolen Mikuni’s van used in these two crimes at a location off of Douglas Blvd just outside the City of Roseville.  The van was unoccupied.

Commercial Burglary and Robbery tied to Stolen Van

During the early morning hours of August 25th, 2017, two unknown suspects broke into the Valero Gas Station on Pony Express Trail at Ridgeway Drive.  The suspects stole numerous items and were seen driving a white commercial van with a distinctive Mikuni’s restaurant logo on the side.

About an hour later, the same suspects, driving the same vehicle broke into the El Dorado Saloon.  During this burglary, an employee arrived at the business and interrupted the criminals.  The criminals ordered the employee to the floor, finished stealing items, and fled, leaving the employee unharmed.

A check with the owner of the commercial van revealed it had been stolen during the night from their Roseville business.  Roseville Police Department is handling the stolen vehicle portion of this incident, while the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the commercial burglary at the Valero Gas Station and the robbery at the El Dorado Saloon.

Anyone with any information regarding either of these crimes, please call (530)621-6600.


For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On August 13, 2017, at approximately 11:35 am, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search and rescue mission for two stranded hikers near Lake Sylvia in desolation wilderness.  Lake Sylvia is inside the El Dorado National Forest at an elevation of 8,700 ft.

It was reported the two hikers, Lisa Tran and Sarah Pollo, both from the Sacramento area, were stranded on a cliff and could not get down or up. Due to the remote location and distance into the wilderness, the California Highway Patrol Air Operations were requested to assist with the rescue.

The hikers were located on the ledge of a steep cliff by the CHP helicopter.  Search and rescue volunteers with the assistance of the CHP helicopter, used long ropes to lower both hikers to safety. The rescue took over four hours and there were no injuries.

For media inquiries please contact Deputy Greg Almos at 530-573-3058


For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On August 8, 2017, at approximately 12:53 pm, two juvenile males robbed the Payless Shoe Store at 3966 Missouri Flat Road.  One male held a knife, as they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.  The juveniles fled the store on foot.  A short time later, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the juveniles at In-n-Out Burger, on Forni Rd.   Witnesses and the victim to the crime positively identified the juveniles as the two who had committed the robbery.  Video surveillance was obtained from local businesses, which also confirmed their identity.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office detectives interviewed the suspects and then booked them into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall for the robbery.  It appears this was an isolated incident and no one was injured.