For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
Yesterday, 34 year old Michael John Lenning was arrested during the service of a search warrant in Mt. Aukum. Michael Lenning was wanted in connection with multiple stolen vehicles, burglaries and possession of stolen property. As you know, we have been looking for Michael for some time. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been working tirelessly to track him down. Through their hard work, detectives were able to develop the information needed to obtain a search warrant on a residence in Mt. Aukum where they suspected Michael Lenning was being harbored. Upon arrival to the property, detectives and patrol deputies contacted several people that claimed they had no knowledge of Michael’s whereabouts. Detectives then served the search warrant and located Michael Lenning inside the house. Michael Lenning immediately gave up and offered no resistance. 5 additional people were arrested at the scene for harboring a fugitive.
Michael Lenning was arrested for his outstanding warrants and new charges of possession of stolen property. His bail has been set at $450,000
Joshua Daniel Smalley -35 years was arrested for P.C. 32 (Harboring a fugitive) , P.C. 29800 (a) (1) Felon in possession of a firearm P.C. 30305 (a) (1) $50,000 Bail
Steven Edwin Lenning – 64 years was arrested for P.C. 32 (Harboring a fugitive) $5,000 Bail
Jennifer Lee Sullivan – 34 years was arrested for P.C. 32 (Harboring a fugitive) $5,000 Bail
David Lewis Bettencourt – 39 years was arrested for P.C. 32 (Harboring a fugitive) $5,000 Bail
Michelle Monique Conant – 58 years was arrested for P.C. 32 (Harboring a fugitive) $5,000 Bail
Thank you to the community for the support and assistance in apprehending this man. His crime spree has victimized people all over El Dorado County and the greater Sacramento area.