SACRAMENTO—Three men were arrested on multiple charges after robbing a father and his teenage daughter at gunpoint during a home invasion on Monday, July 6.
The suspects—Jose Bonilla-Rodriguez, 33; William Fonolahi Wainiqolo, 22; and Jose Urena Zamora, 25—were taken into custody early Tuesday, July 7, and booked for home invasion robbery, carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and resisting arrest. Zamora was also arrested on suspicion of providing false identification.
According to police reports, at 2:30 a.m., the suspects stole a man’s white Ford pickup truck and box trailer, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other items from a residence on the 2700 block of Albatross Way, in North Sacramento close to the Capital City Freeway and El Camino Avenue.
Police received a call about the home invasion and vehicle theft at around 2:45 a.m. The victim told detectives that he was confronted by three men wearing ski masks who had firearms. He was assaulted before they stole his truck and trailer.
A CHP helicopter was quickly dispatched and able to locate the suspects driving the stolen truck. The two suspects decided to ditch the vehicle as ground units arrived to the area. At that time, a second car was pulled over, which turned out to be the third suspect. He was detained and taken into custody.
Meanwhile, the two suspects who fled on foot were also found and arrested. But one of the suspects who had run failed to comply when he was first located and continued to try to get away, but he didn’t get too far. Thanks to the assistance of a police K9, he was apprehended and also arrested. A search of the suspects’ car revealed evidence of the robbery, including stolen property and a gun.
Jose Bonilla-Rodriguez was arrested just one month prior to this incident, on June 9, when Sacramento Police caught him in a hit and run accident. He was arrested near a home on O’Connor Way in North Sacramento after a police chase. He was charged with carrying an unlicensed, concealed and loaded firearm in the vehicle as well as resisting arrest, evasion with wanton disregard for public safety, and hit and run resulting in property damage.
CrimeVoice writer MaryAnn Depietro contributed to this story.