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Men linked to Auburn break-in, assault possibly facing arrest

By: Bridget Jones, Journal Staff Writer
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Two men wanted by Auburn police for burglary and assault could be facing arrest warrants in the near future. Police believe Auburn resident Ken Amick, 45, and Alvin Mullins, 34, who has lived in and out of Auburn, were involved in a Sept. 29 break-in at a home in the 900 block of Mikkelsen Drive. Police have already arrested Holly Roden and Brandon Frank on charges of helping Amick evade law enforcement and driving under the influence of drugs after the break-in. Roden was also charged with the possession of a controlled substance. Police arrested Allen Patrick, 35, of Auburn, and Auburn resident Ramon Johnson on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 respectively for their alleged involvements in the incident. Allen was accused of aiding Amick and Mullins during the 5:30 a.m. burglary, assault and battery of the two men living in the Mikkelsen Drive home. Detective Adam Cline, with the Auburn Police Department, said he has talked to both Amick and Mullins on the phone, but they haven’t been arrested yet, because they have not been formally charged. “We were able to make contact with all the people we were looking for in that case, but it’s up to the (Placer County District Attorney’s Office),” Cline said. Amick and Mullins refused to meet with Cline in person, he said. Cline said if the District Attorney’s Office decides to charge the two men, warrants would be issued for their arrests. Cline said the department believes the break-in was a result of money the two men living in the home owed. The department believes all those allegedly involved with the break-in are friends, Cline said. A man who knows Amick from the past, but did not want to give his name, contacted the Journal recently. The man said he wasn’t surprised by the possibility that Amick was involved in the assault. “I knew Ken Amick a few years ago,” he said. “(We were) not friends, just ‘drinking buddies.’ We got along fine, no problems, but I knew he had a ‘dark side.’ When I saw the original article (in the Journal about the break-in), I wasn’t too surprised, just bummed that he’d got into trouble again. I had a brief notion that, if he were in jail, to go see him and chew him out for being so stupid.” Reach Bridget Jones at bridgetj@goldcountrymedia.com