YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Police nab indecent-exposure suspect

Davis police arrested a 19-year-old man early this morning in connection with an ongoing series of indecent exposure incidents on North Davis-area greenbelts. Andres Navarro of Davis “was caught in the act” during the undercover operation that took place shortly before 1 a.m. today on the greenbelt east of Catalina Drive, Sgt. Ariel Pineda said. […]

Driver who hit cyclists denies attempted murder allegations

WOODLAND — The man accused of intentionally hitting three bicyclists with a stolen rental vehicle near Clarksburg earlier this week pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including three counts of premeditated attempted murder — his latest case in a criminal history spanning 20 years and at least four counties. Alamar Cyril Houston also faces a […]

CHP: Driver intentionally hit 3 bicyclists

A man is due in Yolo Superior Court today to face allegations that he intentionally hit three bicyclists with his vehicle near the town of Clarksburg. Alamar Houston, 38, is being held without bail at the Yolo County Jail. He was scheduled to be arraigned at 11 a.m. today on charges including attempted murder, use […]

Incendiary device planted outside Davis police station

Davis police are looking for the person who left an incendiary device outside the police station late Monday night. According to an alert message sent out by the Police Department on Tuesday, the device was discovered at about 10:15 p.m., when a sergeant headed out on patrol spotted a small fire burning outside the north […]

Claims of withheld evidence in Baby Justice case rejected

WOODLAND — Attorneys for Woodland murder defendant Samantha Lee Green will get the evidence they’re entitled to under pretrial discovery laws, but prosecutors don’t have to tip their hand in the process, a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Monday. Lawyers for Green, who is accused of killing her 3-week-old son Justice Rees in February by […]

Pig’s head dumped outside Davis bike shop

Davis police are investigating the discovery of a pig’s head Monday morning outside a local business. “It was sitting right there in front of the door, blocking the door,” a woman named Karen (she asked that her last name be withheld) said of what she found after parking in front of the Davis Bike Exchange. […]

Animal Services investigating dog attack on child

A dog remains quarantined at Yolo County Animal Services in Woodland following a bite incident Saturday that severely injured a 5-year-old boy at a South Davis home. Chief Animal Services Officer Vicky Fletcher said Monday the dog, a male American bulldog that’s about a year old, will be held for at least 10 days during […]

1 killed, 3 hurt in Highway 16 crash

One person was killed and three others injured Monday morning in a four-vehicle collision that shut down Highway 16 near Madison for hours. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at about 6:40 a.m. when the driver of a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix, 25-year-old Danny R. Vidrio of Woodland, drifted out of its […]

Drug, ammo charges land man in jail

Davis police arrested a man on drug and unlawful ammunition charges early Thursday morning. Joseph Andrew McNamee Jr. was stopped for a bicycle violation on the Mace Boulevard overpass when officers discovered he was on searchable felony probation, Lt. Ton Phan said. “When he was advised he was going to be searched, he attempted to […]

A place to go

This porta-potty on G Street between Second and Third streets is one of two (the second is on Second Street near the Amtrak parking lot) that have been brought into the Core Area in response to frequent complaints about public urination outside downtown businesses. Working collaboratively with downtown merchants and volunteers from the Yolo County […]

Truck spill impacts South Davis traffic

Traffic at the South Davis intersection of Pole Line Road and Cowell Boulevard was impacted for about four hours Tuesday after a vehicle spilled its load in the area. Davis police sent out an email alert shortly before 1:30 p.m. alerting the community to the spill, the nature of which was not specified. Motorists were […]

Man nabbed for downtown car theft

Davis police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly stole an unattended car at Second and D streets. Lt. Ton Phan said 59-year-old Scott Lovell, a transient, took the parked vehicle, which had the key in the ignition, then abandoned it several blocks away near Fourth and E streets. He was arrested later in the […]

Morejohn molest case headed to juvenile court

A resolution of sorts has been reached in the case of a Davis man and former California Highway Patrol officer accused of molesting two young boys he reportedly gained access to through his church. During a Yolo Superior Court hearing held late Friday afternoon, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced that it would conditionally […]

Police arrest two, recover bikes in West Davis search

A search of a West Davis residence last week led to the arrests of two suspects in a possible bike-theft ring, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the Friday morning search of the home at 916 Drake Drive was conducted by the police department’s Special Assignment and Focused Enforcement (SAFE) team, members of which […]

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