Thursday Jun 14 2012
Manhunt in Lake of the Pines, Darkhorse Golf Club leads to arrests
By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
AUBURN CA - Two robbery suspects were taken into custody Thursday after a manhunt that covered parts of Lake of the Pines and the Darkhorse Golf Club. Golfers on the South Nevada County course and Lake of the Pines residents who had been notified through a reverse 9-1-1 call from authorities are being credited with helping to collar the suspects. The two went on the run at about 6 a.m. after reportedly pushing a man to the ground and taking his keys. The man, who had contacted the Nevada County Sheriff's Office minutes earlier to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the 17000-block of River Ranch Road, was uninjured, Sheriff Keith Royal said. The two suspects were spotted driving away by a Nevada County District Attorney's Office investigator, who gave chase in an unmarked car, Royal said. The pair entered the Dark Horse golf course and drove the vehicle onto the green, ending their four-wheeled escape from arrest after sliding on the slick, just-watered surface into an embankment. Royal said they fled on foot and the California Highway Patrol, a Placer County Sheriff's Office K-9 team and California Highway Patrol joined deputies in attempting to cut off any escape. During the next three hours, the two men were spotted several times by both golfers and Lake of the Pines residents as they attempted to elude authorities. Royal said the reverse 9-1-1 system - called City Watch - allows his office to contact land lines in a targeted area with emergency information. Some of those calls were also forwarded to cell phones. With sightings coming to searchers from Lakes of the Pines residents and Darkhorse golfers, suspect Corey Locicero, 31, of Marysville was taken into custody near the golf course clubhouse at 10 a.m. Lake of the Pines security had detained the other man, Jordan Rose, 19, of Grass Valley, and he was arrested shortly afterward. Both men were transported to the Nevada County Jail, where they face robbery and evading-arrest charges, Royal said.