The wanted parolee who killed four Oakland police officers on March 21 participated in a home-invasion robbery in Modesto with a friend in February, according to Modesto police.Sgt. Brian Findlen said in a statement that Lovelle Mixon, 26, of Oakland, and Cedric Daniels, 22, of Modesto, forced their way into a home in the 1700 block of Silvaire Drive about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 21.Findlen said an investigation suggested that two men physically assaulted the female resident in her 40s, and also assaulted a second resident, a man in his 20s, who arrived home during the robbery.The man sustained minor injuries when one of the suspects
pistol-whipped him, Findlen said.He said the men ransacked the home and took cash, jewelry, a rifle and other property before fleeing.The case was assigned to Modesto Police Department robbery and homicide detectives, but no suspects were immediately identified, according to Findlen. He said Oakland police told Modesto police detectives on April 1 that they potentially had information about a home-invasion robbery in Modesto.The information was acquired from a witness during the Oakland Police Department’s investigation of the murder of the four officers at the hands of Mixon on March 21 and included the names of possible suspects, Findlen said. He said Modesto detectives believed the information was related to the Feb. 21 incident and the victims identified Mixon and Daniels as the two men responsible for the violent robbery.Findlen said Modesto officers began looking for Daniels and found him near the intersection of 4th and I Streets on Wednesday and he was taken into custody without incident.Mixon was shot and killed by Oakland police in the March 21 incident, which began when an officer stopped him for a traffic violation.Findlen said 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.Daniels was also in possession of controlled substances at the time of his arrest, according to Findlen.He said Mixon would have faced charges of robbery, home-invasion robbery, and being armed during the commission of a felony if he were still alive.Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason declined to comment about how his department got the tip about the home-invasion robbery.Thomason said Oakland police are still investigating the March 21 incident, including details about how Mixon got the guns he used to shoot the four officers and how he got the car he was driving that day.He said the investigation likely will take “months” and police
won’t release any details until the probe is completed.
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