Accused Carjacker Also May Be Tied to Robbery

From Staff and Wire Reports

Authorities say the man who allegedly carjacked and crashed four cars and sexually assaulted two victims may have been involved in a home invasion robbery.

Derrick A. Hill, 22, pleaded not guilty Monday to 22 felony charges, including kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and sexual assaults in connection with a Sept. 19 string of crimes.

Now, authorities say Hill may be one of three men who broke into a Santa Clara apartment in April.

During a trial for one of the alleged robbers, Charles Cortemanche, Vacaville Police Det. Dale Hogg testified that Hill “looks very similar” to one accomplice armed with a sawed-off shotgun.