Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sgt. Brian Findlen, (209) 652-1386
Release Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:00:00 PM

ARREST MADE IN MODESTO HOME INVASION ROBBERY


ARREST MADE IN MODESTO HOME INVASION ROBBERY

Modesto, CA – Modesto Police have solved a February home-invasion robbery which occurred in northwest Modesto.  One arrest has been made and a second male has been identified, but recently died in Oakland.

On 2/21/09 at about 9:45 PM officers were dispatched to a home invasion robbery in the 1700 block of Silvaire Drive.  The investigation suggested that two men forced entry into the home and physically assaulted the female resident; a woman in her 40’s.  A second resident, a man in his 20’s, arrived home during the robbery and was also assaulted.  He sustained minor injuries when one of the suspects pistol whipped him.

The men ransacked the home and took cash, jewelry, a rifle and other property before fleeing.  The case was assigned to Modesto Police robbery / homicide detectives, but no suspects were immediately identified.

On April 1, 2009 Oakland police officials called and informed Modesto Police detectives that they potentially had information about a home-invasion robbery in our jurisdiction.  The information, acquired from a witness during the Oakland Police Department’s investigation of the murder of four of their officers, included the names of possible suspects.

Modesto Police detectives believed the information was related to the February home invasion robbery on Silvaire Drive.  The victims identified 22-year-old Modesto resident Cedric Larue Daniels and 26–year-old Oakland resident Lovelle Shawn Mixon as the two men responsible in the violent robbery.

Officers with the Modesto Police Department Street Crimes Unit (SCU) began looking for Daniels and found him near the intersection of 4th and “I” Streets on 4/15/09.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Mixon was shot and killed by Oakland Police on March 21, 2009 in an incident that ultimately left four officers dead.

Daniels was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for robbery, home-invasion robbery, being armed during the commission of a felony, assault with a deadly weapon, and several outstanding warrants.  He was also in possession of controlled substances at the time of his arrest.  Mixon would have faced charges of robbery, home-invasion robbery, and being armed during the commission of a felony had he still been alive.

For further information about this press release please contact Sergeant Brian Findlen at (209) 652-1386.

 


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