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* Paul Tlahuitzo 28-Year-Old Santa Rosa Resident Second Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion Robbery

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Police have arrested a second suspect in a Sept. 16 home invasion robbery in which two armed suspects broke into a Santa Rosa residence, tied up a man and a woman and stole their car. Detectives from the Santa Rosa Police Department’s violent crimes unit caught up with 28-year-old Santa Rosa resident Paul Tlahuitzo on Tuesday at about 6:15 p.m. as he left an apartment in Windsor, and took him into custody during a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Old Redwood Highway. Investigators credited leads generated by Sonoma County Alliance’s “Take Back Our Community” program and the incentive of a $2,500 reward.Tlahuitzo was booked into Sonoma County Jail on a $1 million warrant for home invasion robbery, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. Santa Rosa resident Christopher McDanial, 25, had already been taken into custody on the day of the robbery after officers contacted him during a traffic stop near E Street and Bennett Valley Road, according to Santa Rosa police. McDanial was booked at Sonoma County Jail for home invasion robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, a parole violation and a gang enhancement. The break-in was reported at about 12:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Hardies Lane in northwest Santa Rosa, Sgt. Lisa Banayat said.The suspects, who had their faces covered, took cash and jewelry then fled in the residents’ Nissan, Banayat said. Police found the car at about 3:10 a.m. in the parking lot of a store at Middle Rincon Road and state Highway 12, Banayat said.Anyone with information regarding on the crime is asked to contact Santa Rosa police Detective Conners at (707) 543-3590 Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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