Third arrest made in Mount Shasta home invasion

Skye Kinkade
Two sawed-off shotguns with the serial numbers scratched off were located in the attic of the home of home invasion suspect Sundance Angel Gonzalez Feb. 12, after Mount Shasta Police Department officers served a search warrant there.

A third man suspected of breaking into a Mount Shasta home Feb. 6 was arrested in Weed Friday evening, and more charges were filed against another suspect after a search warrant was served at his Lake Shastina home.

Marco Fernandez, 19, is being held without bail in the Siskiyou County Jail, charged with robbery of an inhabited dwelling, force with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, dissuading a witness, making terrorist threats, and participation in a street gang, said Jayme Lynch, spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department.

Fernandez was arrested around 11 p.m. on Feb. 22 at his home on Arbaugh Street in Weed without incident on a Ramey Warrant, which is a warrant for a person based on probable cause, said Mount Shasta Police Sgt. Joe Restine.

Fernandez is suspected of forcing his way into a Pine Street home in Mount Shasta on the evening of Feb. 6, accompanied by two other suspects: Juan Angel Vidano, 20 of Mount Shasta, and Sundance Angel Gonzalez, 18 of Lake Shastina, who are both being held at the Siskiyou County Jail on $1 million bail.

Vidano and Gonzalez are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, participating in a criminal street gang, burglary, conspiracy and threats with the intent to terrorize, according to court documents.

Authorities believe Gonzalez shot himself through the leg during the commission of the crime. He was also charged with assault with a firearm, and additional charges were filed this week after a search warrant was served at his Pine Court home in Lake Shastina Feb. 12.

Restine said officers recovered several illegal items in the search, including two sets of metal knuckles, a high capacity Ruger magazine and two sawed-off shotguns with the serial numbers scratched off. The guns were located in the home’s attic.

In a search of Gonzalez’s vehicle, which Restine said may have been moved from Mount Shasta to Lake Shastina sometime after the alleged home invasion, officers found bloody gloves on the front seat, a holster for a small revolver under the driver’s seat, a box of latex gloves and a billy club.

Gonzalez will be charged with two counts of possession of metal knuckles, two counts of possessing a short barrelled shotgun, one count of possession of a high capacity magazine, one count of possession of a billy club and two counts of possession of a firearm with the serial numbers removed or altered, Restine said.

All the new charges are felonies, Restine added, except possession of a high capacity magazine, which is a