Deputies arrested a Highland man Friday suspected of shooting at a vehicle during a botched carjacking attempt in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities announced Saturday.
Officials seized several firearms and a large amount of ammunition inside Mancillas residence. The evidence reportedly included one AR15 rifle, one AR15 style 22 caliber rifle, one AK47 rifle, one 12-gauge shotgun and one 22 caliber pistol, and approximately 100 rounds of various ammunition.
Members of the public and law enforcement agencies began calling the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department after the agency released a photo of the suspect Friday morning, the department said in a statement.
These tips led to the identification of the suspect, Orlando Frank Mancilla, 38, of Highland. As deputies prepared warrants for Mancilla’s arrest at his Highland home, officers with the Colton Police Department found the suspect at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. It wasn’t known why he was at the hospital, the sheriff’s statement said.
Friday afternoon, deputies arrested Mancilla at the hospital and later booked him on suspicion of attempted carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an inhabited vehicle.
The incident happened earlier that day at 12:30 a.m., when a man walked up to the victims vehicle while she put gas in her car at the 76 Gas Station at 6760 Carnelian Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga, sheriffs officials said.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) — Authorities have announced the arrest of a suspect wanted for allegedly shooting five rounds at a woman at a Rancho Cucamonga gas station.
The man tried to open the drivers side door and told the woman to get out of the vehicle, officials said. Instead, she put the car in reverse and drove off.
The man pulled out a gun and fired at the fleeing woman, striking the vehicle at least three times, sheriffs officials said. The woman was not hurt.
The man got into a Kia Forte, turned onto Carnelian Avenue and drove south. The suspect and the car were caught on video-surveillance cameras.