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Cotati Police Department
Wednesday August 18th, 2010 :: 03:24 p.m. PDT

2 Adults arrested by Cotati PD in an interrupted residential burglary. Victim awoke and startled the intruder.

On August 17, 2010 at approximately 7:49 AM, Officer Chris Kaupe and his K-9 partner Koda, were dispatched to a residence in the 7500 block of Alder Ave. regarding an interrupted residential burglary. The reporting party, one of the victims, had called the police department reporting he had been asleep in his bedroom and was awoken by noise. The victim saw a white female adult in his bedroom but before he could do anything, she fled the residence, taking several items of property with her. When they arrived at the residence, Officer Kaupe deployed Koda in an attempt to locate the suspect but the K-9 search was unsuccessful. The reporting party and his two roommates provided Officer Kaupe with a list of stolen property.

Officer Kaupe learned that the victim’s credit cards had been used at several businesses in Cotati and Rohnert Park. As a result, he was able to obtain a photograph and video of the suspect. The victim confirmed that the female using his credit cards was the same person he had seen in his bedroom. As officers continued the investigation into the burglary and the use of the victim’s credit cards, they identified the female suspect as Carissa SYPRIANO of Cotati. SYPRIANO was located in the parking lot of Safeway in Rohnert Park and taken into custody without incident. During her arrest, some of the property which had been stolen in the original burglary was recovered from her vehicle. During a search of SYPRIANO’s residence, officer located more of the stolen property as well.

Further investigation revealed that SYPRIANO had given a laptop computer she had taken during the burglary to Allen ERGENBRIGHT of Rohnert Park in exchange for narcotics. It was determined that ERGENBRIGHT was on Felony Probation and subject to search. Officer Andrew
Lyssand and Officer Eric Bilcich with the Cotati Police Department, along with officers from the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sonoma State University Police Department responded to ERGENBRIGHT’S residence in the 1700 block of E. Cotati Ave. in Rohnert Park where they conducted a probation search of the residence. As a result of the search, the laptop computer which had been stolen by SYPRIANO during the burglary was located. As a result of the probation search, ERGENBRIGHT was arrested without incident.

All of the property that was stolen during the burglary was recovered.

SUSPECT(S): 1. SYPRIANO, Carissa – 24 Years of Age
Resident of Cotati

2. ERGENBRIGHT, Allen – 30 Years of Age
Resident of Rohnert Park

SYPRIANO was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on the below listed felony charges and her bail has been set at $40,000:

1) 459 PC – Burglary (Residential)
2) 459 PC – Burglary (Commercial)
3) 459 PC – Burglary (Commercial)
4) 496(a) PC – Possession of Stolen Property
5) 530.5 PC – Identity Theft

ERGENBRIGHT was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on the below listed felony charges with a No Bail status:

1) 1203.2(a) PC – Violation of Probation
2) 12316(b)(1) PC – Possession of Ammunition by Prohibited Person
3) 11352(A) H&S – Sales of Narcotics
4) 11364(A) H&S – Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact Officer Chris Kaupe at (707) 792-4611.

Cotati Police Department
203 West Sierra Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-792-4611

Chris Parker
Patrol Sergeant

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