Rocklin, Calif. – According to police, Angelo Rodriguez has been positively identified and arrested for the March 25th sexual battery case that occurred near Park and Farrier in Rocklin. Further investigation is underway to determine if he was linked to the March 24th sexual battery case.
On Saturday, March 26th, 2016, at 8:30PM, Rocklin police investigators and patrol officers working on a hunch based upon a description of the sexual assault suspect from March 24th, as well as March 25th, attempted to contact a possible suspect match in the 6000 block of Little Rock Road, in Rocklin. Officers determined the possible physical description of the suspect provided by both victims matched that of 31-year old Angelo Rodriguez (DOB 12-7-1984), who is currently on probation. Further, Rocklin officers determined Rodriquez had three felony warrants for his arrest for unrelated charges, with a total bail amount of $150,000.
Rocklin officers were able to locate the suspect, Angelo Rodriguez, and arrested him for the outstanding felony warrants, as well as detained him for investigation of both sexual assaults that occurred on March 24th and March 25th. The female victim as well as a witness from the sexual battery that occurred on Friday, March 25th, were re-contacted and positively identified Angelo Rodriguez as the attacker. Additional evidence was located linking Angelo Rodriguez to the crime.
The victim from the March 24th sexual battery attack will be re-contacted as well for additional follow-up and possible identification.
“I could not be more pleased with the diligence and expertise of our Rocklin police officers who captured this assailant within 48-hours of the first attack. Our police department has been working around the clock to identify the suspect in this case, in an effort to ensure no other victims became attacked by this criminal. We heightened our patrol levels in the area and working with our community, our officers have once again kept Rocklin safe” – Ron Lawrence, Rocklin Chief of Police
Angelo Rodriguez was arrested and booked into the Placer County Jail on the following charges:
1. Sexual Battery
2. Lewd Acts upon a Child with force for sexual gratifications
3. Annoying / molesting a child
4. Violation of Probation
5. Three unrelated felony warrants
*Rocklin Police Department