Serrano Vehicle Burglaries

Today, June 19th, 2018, at about 0649 hours, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to multiple criminal allegations in the Serrano Community, near Villagio Drive.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was originally called by multiple members of the community regarding multiple, and various, descriptions of crimes. These included possible domestic violence involving the brandishing of a black handgun, and possibly associated with vehicle burglaries. With multiple callers and information providing different and sometimes conflicting reports, our response was made to insure the community safety. Upon arrival, a man matching the suspect’s description fled on foot from EDSO deputies into neighboring backyards.


After a thorough investigation on scene, it was ultimately determined that original described suspect had been see breaking into vehicles. This suspect was then confronted by a homeowner with a firearm. All of this was viewed and reported by additional community members. At the same time this was learned by EDSO, it was determined that the suspected burglar was hiding in a house on Archetto Dr. Once this information was determined, the call was downgraded from an armed suspect to a vehicle burglary investigation.


EDSO deputies and detectives continued to work the case, identifying 18 year old Brandon Rupchock as the suspected vehicle burglar.  Brandon is in EDSO custody and there are no additional outstanding subjects regarding this investigation. EDSO takes the safety of our community seriously and we thank you for your patience during the investigation.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant Operation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, June 8th, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and ABC Agents, in accordance with a grant from the state of California Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted a minor decoy and shoulder tap operation.  The purpose of the operation was to deter people from buying alcoholic beverages for minors and underage patrons and to catch those committing the crime.

During the course of the county wide operation, four people were issued citations for purchasing alcohol for minors out of 55 people contacted. The minors also attempted to purchase alcohol from 20 stores, all of which denied the sales to them.

Pollock Pines Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On June 12th 2018, between 6:57 pm and 6:58 pm, an unidentified white male adult entered the Safeway Grocery Store in Pollock Pines. The male had disguised himself with glued on facial hair, sunglasses, and a red bandana over his head, which covered what is believed to be a long haired wig. The male was last seen wearing a bright yellow jacket, tan cargo pants, and dark shoes.

While inside the store, the male approached two U.S. Bank tellers, and brandished a firearm demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money the male  fled the scene, possibly to a vehicle he had staged behind the business on or along Highway 50. The male may have been driving an early to mid-2000’s model white Chevy Tahoe Z71.

The unidentified male may also be the same subject wanted in connection to the string of heists in Yolo, Placer, Sutter, and Sacramento counties.

Sheriff’s Investigators have captured several preliminary photos of the male, and included them with this post for your reference.

If you can identify the male pictured below and/ or you saw him or his vehicle before or after the robbery, please contact Detective Jon Densmore at (530) 642-4718 or you can email him at