Burglars arrested in the act in a North Lake Tahoe residence

Burglars arrested in the act

A North Lake Tahoe residence was burglarized twice within the last week and all five suspects have been arrested by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, July 24, deputies responded to Sacramento Ave. in Homewood for a reported residential burglary.

According to PCS, the burglars had broken into a home and stole numerous items, including a Mercedes Benz that was parked in the garage.

Five days later, deputies responded to the same residence when an alert citizen observed two men and a woman drive slowly through the neighborhood, park in the driveway, and force open the back door.

When deputies arrived, they heard noises coming from inside the garage. The front garage door opened and Erica Travillion, 37, of South Lake Tahoe, walked out carrying stolen items from the residence. Roger Travillion, 42, of South Lake Tahoe, came out behind Erica carrying a flat screen television.

Erica complied with the deputy’s demands to get on the ground, but Roger retreated back into the garage and shut the door. Roger eventually came out with his hands up.

While Roger and Erica were being handcuffed, Christopher Strickland, 45, of South Lake Tahoe, ran from the back of the residence. A nearby neighbor’s dog began barking, and Christopher was found hiding in some bushes on that property. He was also taken into custody.

Inside the garage, deputies found numerous electronics ready to be loaded into Roger’s vehicle. They also found gloves and a flashlight.

Further investigation led detectives to a home in South Lake Tahoe where they located the stolen Mercedes Benz. Brian Zendian, 46, and Jonathan Scott, 38, were at the residence and arrested for the burglary that occurred July 24.

All suspects remain in custody at the Placer County Jail and Bail is set at $95,000 for Erica; Roger’s is $230,000; Strickland’s is $220,000; Scott’s is $120,000; and Zendian’s is $312,500.

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