* Ryker Schenck Arrested By San Anselmo Police for Allegedly Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling
Published by Junior Staff Writer on December 18, 2010
Gunshots in San Anselmo last week left police with a suspect vehicle but no suspect until Friday when police arrested a man in Richmond on suspicion of shooting into a home and breaking into a police impound lot among other crimes. On the evening of Dec. 10, popping sounds followed by a truck smashing into parked vehicles caused Marin County Superior Court Commissioner Randolph Heubach to jump into his own vehicle and follow the fleeing pickup truck long enough to scribble down its license plate number, San Anselmo police said. At the time of the shooting, Heubach and his wife were inside their home. When Heubach returned home to report the license plate number to police, he found a single bullet hole pierced one of his home’s windows and a bullet lodged inside. The vehicle was last seen by Heubach in San Rafael, and police issued an all-points bulletin for the white 1999 Isuzu truck registered to Ryker William Schenck. The unoccupied truck was located later that night at a College of Marin parking lot in Kentfield, was impounded, and towed to the San Anselmo Corporation Yard for storage until a search warrant could be obtained, police said. According to police, Schenck showed up that night at the towing company, where he spoke with a tow truck driver and learned what police said was confidential information about his truck’s location. At 7:52 a.m. the next day, Schenck allegedly broke into the locked yard and stole the truck, which was legally under the control of the San Anselmo Police Department, police said. A second alert was issued statewide as police searching for Schenck and his truck. Detectives worked with other agencies for the past week, and on Friday, while monitoring the movement’s of Schenck’s family as they crossed Marin County into Richmond, Schenck was taken into custody when Richmond police officers stopped a family member’s vehicle. Police later located the Isuzu in an area of Point Richmond where police believe Schenck had been staying. It was taken back into custody for evidence. Schenck is expected to be booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of shooting into an inhabited dwelling, vehicle theft, hit and run, destroying or concealing evidence, vandalism, and possession of marijuana, police said.
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