Fifth suspect arrested following Templeton home invasion
July 23, 2016
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a fifth suspect on Thursday following a home invasion robbery in Templeton early Wednesday morning. Detectives tracked down a 16-year-old in connection with the robbery which occurred last Sunday in the 4700 block of See Ranch Lane in rural Templeton.
In their investigative, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force were able to obtain the name of the final suspect, a 16-year-old from Templeton, and his location at Templeton Skate Park on 6th Street in Templeton. The teen was arraigned with the other four suspects on Friday.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, the five suspects allegedly broke into a home in the 4700 block of See Ranch Lane where about 20 teens and young adults were having a party. The suspects, dressed in all black with bandannas covering their faces, fired shots in the air, assaulted two males and ordered everyone to the floor, according to a sheriff’s department press release.
The suspects proceeded to rob several victims of their cell phones and wallets before they fled in their vehicle as well as two of the victim’s vehicles, a white BMW and a white Chevy pickup truck.
Officers spotted the BMW fleeing the scene and arrested three suspects.
Two of the home invasion victims helped law enforcement by “pinging” or tracking their stolen cellphones. Through “pinging,” Atascadero police officers were able to locate the stolen pickup truck abandoned in the River Gardens and the fourth suspect at a home in the 5000 block of Olmeda Avenue in Atascadero.
The suspects have been identified as Donovan James Alvord, 19, of Templeton; Albert Charles Heinicke, Jr., 18, of Avila Beach; and one 16-year-old and two 17-year-old male juveniles. The numerous charges include kidnapping, false imprisonment, robbery in an inhabited dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon with a semiautomatic handgun, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner and an enhancement for use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony.
Alvord and Heinicke, the two adults in the case, were also charged with kidnapping to commit robbery with great bodily injury which raises their bail amount to $1,150,000.