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Three from West Sac complete Citizens Academy

Three from West Sac complete Citizens Academy

The Yolo County Law Enforcement Citizens Academy graduated its latest class on June 13 in Woodland, said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig in a press release. Those graduating from West Sacramento were Charles Kelley, Iris Newton and Jane Teete.

The eight week course is designed to involve diverse communities in participating in mutual learning about the criminal justice system, diversity, and racial issues within the framework of our system of justice, Reisig said.
“The goal is to achieve improved relationships and communication between diverse communities and the criminal justice system,” he explained.

The District Attorney’s Office sponsored the Academy in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff's Department, the Probation Department, Police Departments from Davis, UCD, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland, and the California Highway Patrol.

Weekly sessions included:

Woodland cats poisoned

Woodland cats poisoned

On the 28th of June 2013 at approximatley 5:30pm, a Woodland Police Department officer was dispatched to the Lincoln Manor Apartments at 154 Lincoln Ave for a possible animal cruelty incident.  Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a resident who had a cat that appeared to poisoned.  The resident, who cares for the cat, stated that at least 5 cats in the complex suffered similar symptoms in the last week.  Additionally, the resident said that no fewer than 5 other tenants in the complex have reported their cats missing in the last month.

Trailers stolen from the City of Woodland Municipal Service Center

Trailers stolen from the City of Woodland Municipal Service Center

On 6-24-13, at about 0730 hrs., Woodland Police Officer were dispatched to 655 N Pioneer Ave, City of Woodland's Municipal Service Center.  When officers arrived on scene they were notified that sometime from 6-22-13 about 1700 hrs. to 6-24-13 at 0730 hrs an unknown suspect/suspects cut the chainlink gate allowing them access to the premises. 

Woodland teen robbed at knifepoint

WOODLAND, Calif. - A 17-year-old Woodland boy was robbed by two people on Monday, one of which brandished a knife, according to police.

Sergeant Steve Guthrie of the Woodland Police Department said the teen was walking on the 700 block of Beamer St. around 10 p.m. when he was approached by two people from behind. One of the individuals stepped in front of the boy, withdrew a pocket knife and demanded everything the boy had in his possession. The teen complied and the alleged robbers fled.

The individual with the knife was described as a light-skinned Hispanic man in his early 20s. He was wearing a black shirt, black Chicago White Sox baseball cap, and a bandana across his face.

The victim was unable to describe the second person involved.

The teen was uninjured in the incident.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to notify the Woodland Police Department at 530- 661-7800

Police investigating stabbing in Woodland parking lot

WOODLAND, Calif. - Police are investigating what led to the stabbing of a man in Woodland on Tuesday.

Patrol Sergeant Frank Ritter of the Woodland Police Dept. said officers were called to Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday night regarding a man suffering non-life threatening lacerations to his arms and upper body.

According to Ritter, officers arrived at the hospital around 8:50 p.m. and learned the man had sustained his wounds in a stabbing in the parking lot of 9 Main Street.

Officers interviewed the stabbing victim and a witness, but both were uncooperative, Ritter said.

Additional officers were dispatched to the parking lot where the stabbing allegedly occurred and located evidence near The Smoke Shop retailer, said Ritter.

The investigation was considered ongoing and Ritter encouraged anyone with information on the incident to contact the Woodland Police Dept. at 530-666-2411 or 530-661-7800. Callers can remain anonymous.

Police look for Vacaville rapist

VACAVILLE, CA (BCN) - Vacaville police are searching for a man who robbed and raped a woman in her home Saturday night.

The suspect entered the woman's home in the 700 block of Leisure Town Road through an unlocked front door and demanded money, Sgt. Chris Polen said.

The suspect then pushed the woman to the ground, sexually assaulted her with a foreign object and raped her, Polen said. He took money  from her purse and fled.

The victim, who is in her 50s, called police who arrived at 10:07 p.m., Polen said.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect, Polen said.

The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, Polen said. The man had brown, dreadlock-type hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a blue-green plaid long-sleeve shirt, cargo-style pants and a dark-colored beanie, Polen said.

Man, woman found dead inside Davis home

DAVIS, Calif. - An older couple was found murdered in their home Sunday night after their daughter asked police to check on them because she suspected something was wrong.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Coroner' Office identified the couple as Oliver Jennings Northup, Jr., 87 and his wife, Claudia Maureen Maupin, 76.

Northup was an attorney and musician and Maupin had been involved in local theater.

Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers arrived at the home on the 4000 block of Cowell Boulevard around 9:20 p.m. and found the two victims had suffered "excessive trauma."

The coroner's office later revealed the cause of death for both victims to be multiple stab wounds.

Doroshov said there were signs of forced entry into the home.

Although a motive was yet to be established, a news release from Davis police in February warned residents of brazen burglaries in that neighborhood.