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Elk Grove man arrested, nearly 100 guns seized

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Gang Suppression Unit arrested an Elk Grove man after a search of his home found numerous weapons and explosive devices. Francisco Santiago II was arrested after detectives found assault weapons, machine guns, live grenades, and pipe bombs. He is currently being held on $2 million bail.

The details of the arrest were posted on the department’s Facebook page

Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) Detectives conducted an investigation into Francisco Santiago II for weapons violations, including possession of machine guns, assault weapons, silencers, and explosives.

The investigation culminated in a search warrant for Santiago and his residence in Elk Grove. The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) teams.

A search of the residence yielded 94 firearms, including several that qualified as assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, a sawed-off shotgun, a 40mm launcher, machine guns, silencers, five live grenades, several partially assembled grenades, pipe bombs, and additional bomb-making materials.

Santiago was booked into the Main Jail for various weapons violations and possession of explosives. GSU Detectives obtained a two million dollar bail for Santiago, and he remains in jail.

Case# Pending/NA (01) – Pickup (Fresh Arrest)
PC 30605(A)  Felony   
POSSESSION OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON
PC 33410  Felony   
POSSESSION OF FIREARM SILENCER
PC 18710(A)  Felony  {Counts: 05} 
POSSESSION OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE
Bail: $2,000,000.00
Total Bail $2,000,000.00
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