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Big-rig driver hit, killed by vehicle on I-80

A big-rig driver was fatally struck by a car while standing on the shoulder of Interstate 80 Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the victim as Giuseppe Santuccio, 51, a Bay Area resident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. CHP […]

Sheriff’s office investigates stabbing

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office reported a stabbing that occurred near the town of Yolo early Saturday morning. Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Davis said deputies were summoned at about 4 a.m to a party in the area of County Roads 97a and 18, where “there was a fight with multiple involved subjects which later led to […]

Man arrested on drug, weapon charges

Davis police arrested a 28-year-old Fairfield man on multiple weapon and drug-related charges Thursday. Sgt. Ariel Pineda said officers received a report shortly after noon of a man acting erratically at the Starbucks on Lyndell Terrace in West Davis. The man left the scene on bike, but was spotted a short time later in the […]

Fall weekends bring more cops to downtown Davis

It’s 10 p.m. on a balmy Thursday night. In downtown Davis, the sidewalks begin to fill with people — the majority of them in their 20s, celebrating the end of the first day of fall classes at UC Davis. Bouncers are out in force, scrutinizing the IDs offered by those who stand in lines, some […]

Character witnesses testify in Woodland murder trial

WOODLAND — The character of Woodland murder defendant Susan Hoskins took center stage this week in Yolo Superior Court — as did that of Bryan Hoskins Sr., the husband she’s accused of killing. Relatives, former co-workers and neighbors of the couple took the stand Wednesday and Thursday as defense witnesses, called to support claims that […]

Davis homicide suspects due back in court Monday

WOODLAND — Two more suspects in a downtown Davis homicide appeared in Yolo Superior Court on Wednesday, their arraignments — like those of their three co-defendants — postponed until Monday while they seek legal representation. Carlos Biviescas, 24, and Anthony Daniel Rivera, 25, both of Vacaville, told visiting Judge W. Arvid Johnson they need more time […]

Train-vs.-pedestrian victim ID’d as Davis man

Yolo County coroner’s officials have identified the man killed in a train-versus-pedestrian collision Wednesday morning as Steven Lowell Inness, 55, of Davis. Inness died after being struck by the westbound freight train, which had slowed to about 30 mph as it approached the downtown area, Davis police Lt. Ton Phan said.. The incident, which is being […]

Coroner identifies I-80 crash victim

The Davis man who died in a vehicle crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 has been identified as David Vaughn, 29. California Highway Patrol officers said Vaughn was at the wheel of a westbound Chevy sedan that, for unknown reasons, drifted off the road and struck a tree while transitioning onto northbound Highway 113 […]

Davis man dies in I-80 crash

A 29-year-old Davis man was killed early this morning in a vehicle crash on Interstate 80, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was traveling westbound on I-80 toward northbound Highway 113 at about 12:40 a.m. when for unknown reasons he drifted off the road and struck a […]

Man struck, killed by freight train in Davis

Emergency personnel in Davis responded to a fatal collision involving a freight train and a pedestrian early this morning. Davis fire Capt. Brian Lynch said the incident occurred at 12:43 a.m. along Second Street between Mace Boulevard and the Pole Line Road overcrossing. “We confirmed there was one person, a male, that had been hit by […]

Homicide suspects no stranger to crime, court records show

WOODLAND — The five suspects in custody for a Davis nightclub homicide are facing an amended set of criminal charges that emphasize what authorities say is the gang-related nature of the crime. On Tuesday, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office filed a two-page complaint charging Carlos Biviescas, Martyn Alex Contreras,  Anthony Daniel Rivera, Zackary Thomas […]

Probation, jail time for crash that killed tow truck driver

A Hayward man was sentenced this week to three years of probation for his role in a 2013 collision that led to the death of a tow-truck driver. Pacifico Sanpedro, 73, was convicted Sept. 10 of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in connection with the July 28, 2013, early-morning crash, in which he struck the rear of […]

Another arrest made in Davis homicide

The number of suspects in the Sept. 19 homicide in downtown Davis, which police say was carried out by members of a Vacaville-based Norteño street gang, now stands at six. Davis police announced the arrest of 25-year-old Anthony Daniel Rivera late Saturday night, just hours after a fifth suspect, Carlos Biviescas, 24, was taken into […]

Hoskins jury hears of alleged jailhouse conspiracy

WOODLAND — Ten days after her arrest for allegedly killing her husband, Susan Hoskins got a new cellmate at the Yolo County Jail: Alisa Dove, a reputed con artist with a criminal history dating back nearly 30 years. Dove needed bail money for her latest legal woes and, as witnesses described it Monday in Yolo […]

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