Two men were arrested Friday after police say they found drugs and guns in their Elk Grove home, and the authorities couldn't have done it without the community's help.
Elk Grove Police Department spokesman Chris Trim said the arrest, which left Elk Grove residents 22-year-old Salvador Francisco and 23-year-old Joel Trumbo behind bars, was the result of about two months of tips from neighbors reporting suspicious activity at the pair's home near Franklin and Laguna boulevards.
"If you call us [and] you give us information, it may take us a couple months but eventually we'll have a positive outcome," Trim said.
As a result of the tips and investigation by the department's Street Crimes Unit, police were able to obtain a warrant and search the home. What they found Friday afternoon was marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials and four handguns, according to a crime log.
Francisco was charged in connection with the drugs, but was released around 3:30 a.m. the next morning on a $10,000 bond. He's due in court this Friday, Oct. 5.
Trumbo was charged with a parole violation and is currently being held without bail in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center.
Trim declined to elaborate on the types of activity neighbors noticed at the pair's home, but said generally, a large number people paying quick visits to a home can mean something suspicious is happening. He said to also watch out for odd odors or noises.
"Folks live in the neighrbohood, they know what's normal and what's not normal," he said. "Everybody has a 'spidey sense.' "
Elk Grove residents are able to provide anonymous tips to the police department by calling 916-627-3333 or visiting http://www.elkgrovepd.org/reporting/crime-tips.asp.