Rocklin, Calif.- On 02-25-2012 at approximately 4:27 pm Rocklin Police Communications received a 911 call from a homeowner who had just interrupted a residential burglary at his home in the 5200 block of 4th Street in Rocklin.
The homeowner reported that a man had just run out of his house having stolen the homeowner’s large caliber handgun, which was loaded.
2 minutes later, a responding Rocklin Police Officer saw a male running down a residential street about two blocks from the victim’s residence. The officer confronted the male and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. The male was taken into custody.
The detained man originally identified himself falsely to the officer, claiming to be another person who lives in Napa, CA. Meanwhile, additional witnesses came forward who had seen the same man in their residential yards just moments earlier. When these witnesses had confronted him, the man said he was looking for his Frisbee.
Officers patrolling the area then found a vehicle with stolen license plates attached to it. The original homeowner/victim identified some of his stolen property from his house in that vehicle as well as on the person of the male who was detained by officers.
After conducting an in-house fingerprint comparison on the male, officers confirmed he was not being truthful about his identity. The prints identified him as Jason Christopher Knight, 34, from Sonoma, CA.
Knight was booked by Rocklin officers at the Placer County Jail in Auburn for the following charges:
- Residential Burglary (Felony)
- False Impersonation of Another (Felony)
- Possession of Stolen Property (Felony)
- Two ‘out of county’ felony warrants
Rocklin Detectives are currently investigating this crime and working with detectives in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Knight is wanted in connection with approximately 50 other burglaries in those counties and is believed to be the so-called Bay Area ‘Frisbee Bandit’.
After an extensive search of the area officers found the stolen, loaded handgun hidden in the front yard of a residence near where Knight was captured.