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.