A husband and wife arrived home Monday in the 4500 block of Wendsan Lane in Placerville to find two burglars rushing out of the front door.
The couple noticed an unfamiliar car in their driveway when they got home at 1:36 p.m., said Lt. Tim Becker of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Two women allegedly rushed out the front door and ran in different directions.
The husband had a rifle in his car. He retrieved the rifle and stood in front of the suspects’ car. By this time, they had jumped in the car for a getaway. The husband, however, was not going to allow that to happen.
The burglars tried to leave, hitting the man on his knee and spinning him around but not injuring him. He was able to line up a shot and hit one of the rear tires of the fleeing car.
Officers began searching for a car with a flat tire and found it soon after on Green Valley Road, turning onto Ponderosa Road. The tire was smoking and the car pulled over. Officers allegedly noticed items that were said to be missing from the victims’ house were in the car. The male victim arrived and positively identified the duo.
The two suspects, identified as Ashliegh Natasha Harrison, 28, and Teresa Marie Garcia, 28. Harrison is being held on counts of first-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia and two enhancements of prior felony convictions and serving jail time for felonies, with bail listed as $114,000. Garcia is being held on counts of possession of a controlled substance, burglary, receiving known property over $400, being a felon in possession of ammunition and violation of parole, with bail listed as $35,000.