RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – A Highland man was arrested for an attempted carjacking and shooting that occurred in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.
At around 12:25 a.m., the suspect, now identified as Orlando Frank Mancilla, 38, approached the vehicle of a woman sitting in her parked vehicle as she pumped her gas. He attempted to open the door of her vehicle and told her to exit the vehicle. The woman reversed her vehicle and left the parking lot. Mancilla fired five rounds at the victim’s vehicle striking it three times. The woman was not injured and the suspect initially left the 76 Gas Station located at 6760 Carnelian Avenue in a newer Kia Forte but returned and was captured on surveillance footage.
The photo was released to media and calls started coming in from the public and other law enforcement personnel attempting to identify the suspect. On Friday, March 8, 2019, in the afternoon, Mancilla was identified as the suspect. As search warrants for Mancilla’s home was being prepared, officers learned that Mancilla was at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) for unknown reasons. Deputies responded to the hospital and with the help of the Colton Police, he was arrested without incident.
Mancilla was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center for attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in lieu of $350,000 bail. Following the arrest, at around 7:00 p.m., deputies searched Mancilla’s home int he 26000 block of Seventh Street in Highland. During the search, investigators seized several firearms and ammunition inside the home. The evidence seized included one AR15 rifle, one AR15 style 22 caliber rifle, one AK47 rifle, one 12-gauge shotgun and one 22 caliber pistol, and approximately 100 pounds of various caliber ammunition Sheriff’s officials said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, Detective Division. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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