At about 4:00 AM on Wednesday morning an alert Rocklin Police Officer saw a male subject walking in a residential area. Once the subject saw the officer’s patrol car, he ran. Additional officers were summoned to the scene and a search of the area of the 6500 block Kingbird Court was conducted. Soon a subject was found hiding in a backyard shed.
Several vehicles in that area were immediately found to have been broken into and, in fact, officers took several reports of vehicle break-ins throughout the morning.
Petr Pekun, 30 years, of North Highlands, was arrested for possession of stolen property.
About 5½ hours later, a resident on Aster Court, 1 block from Kingbird Court, dialed
9-1-1 to report that an unknown subject was in her backyard. Rocklin officers responded and found another male subject who was from out of the area. Officers then located a vehicle in the neighborhood that belonged to a relative of Pekun’s. They subsequently located evidence from car burglaries in Rocklin and in Lincoln and the subject was arrested.
Aleksey Nidolayevich Zabelkin, 24, Antelope, was arrested for possession of stolen property and other charges.
Both subjects were transported to the Placer County Jail. Pekun is being held on $30,000 bail and Zabelkin is being held on $35,500 bail.