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Search for car theft suspect in Elk Grove comes up empty

Earlier today Elk Grove police officers were investigating a stolen vehicle report that led to setting up a perimeter and locking down a nearby elementary school as a precaution as officers searched for the suspect. The search lasted around three hours and it was eventually discovered the suspect was not in the residence.

The incident occurred near Iris Meadow Way and Wild Sienna Court. Nearby Castello Elementary School was placed on a precautionary lockdown and according to Elk Grove Police was never in danger.

Elk Grove police posted the following on their social media pages

Final Update- Officers were conducting an investigation of a stolen vehicle. The owners of the vehicle advised us that the vehicle’s tracker was showing it at a residence. Upon arrival, officers observed the possible suspect enter a residence. After holding a perimeter, doing a thorough search with SWAT, K9, and utilizing drones, the known suspect was not found inside the residence or the surrounding area. Based on the investigation, the suspect was known to the people who reside there. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

We would like to thank all community members as well as the parents, students, and staff of Helen Carr Castello Elementary for their patience during the course of the investigation. As always, the safety of our community is our number one priority.

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Police Activity- Officers are holding a perimeter around a house in the area of Iris Meadow Way/Wild Sienna Court. We are looking for a suspect who fled from a stolen vehicle.

Please stay out of the area/ stay inside until further notice. The nearby school is safe and not affected. Follow us here for updates.

We are attempting to make contact with the suspect who is believed to be possibly in a residence. A distraction device (flash bang) has been deployed. Again the nearby school is safe and not affected.

Elk Grove Police Department
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