Burglary Suspect Arrested for Assaulting and Robbing Elderly Man
Benjamin Tremper booking photo
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man has been arrested after being accused of robbing and assaulting an elderly man in his Citrus Heights home this week.
Benjamin Tremper, 37, who was on parole for felonies that included home-invasion robbery, carjacking and soliciting another for murder, entered the home of Charles George, 88, at Crosswood Oaks Apartment—a senior care facility—at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. George woke up to find Tremper burglarizing his residence.
According to Citrus Heights Police, George confronted the suspect, who forced the elderly man to the ground. The victim—a military veteran—fought back and was able to summon for help from faculty staff while Tremper fled the scene.
When police arrived, they located the suspect a short distance away in a wooded area. The elderly man was able to identify Tremper as his assailant. Police were also able to return the stolen items to George.
Tremper is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail on charges of home invasion robbery, residential burglary, false imprisonment with violence, cruelty of an elder adult, possession of stolen property and a parole violation.
He previously served 13 years in prison and had only been out on parole for 54 days.
According to photos released by the police department, the elderly man looks to be in good health following this ordeal.