Thursday, September 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

2 arrested in Craigslist robbery scheme

By
From page A3 | May 15, 2013 |

Woodland police arrested two men Monday on suspicion of robbing a victim of his tablet computer — and in the process linking one of the suspects to a similar incident that occurred the day before.

The investigation began at about 2:40 p.m. Monday when a Placer County resident reported being the victim of a strong-arm robbery in the County Fair Mall parking lot. Sgt. Aaron Delao said the 24-year-old man had come to Woodland to sell the tablet, which he had posted for sale on Craigslist.

He told police that two men arrived at the meeting place, and one asked to see the tablet while sitting in the passenger seat of a silver Toyota Echo. At that point the driver accelerated out of the parking lot, dragging the victim a short distance as he held on to the vehicle’s door frame.

Both suspects fled, but not before the victim memorized the Toyota’s license-plate number and relayed it to 911 dispatchers, Delao said.

Police tracked down the vehicle in the 1300 block of Tyler Drive, detaining 20-year-old Oscar Omar Gonzalez, who Delao said matched the victim’s description of the driver. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers later added a theft count in connection with an iPhone theft that occurred Sunday on Cottonwood Street. Delao said a different victim identified Gonzalez as the man who arranged to purchase the phone via Craigslist, but drove away without paying for it.

Police also arrested a second suspect, 18-year-old Eduardo Orozco of Colusa County, in the 1400 block of Washington Street, on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and multiple outstanding warrants. Both he and Gonzalez were lodged at the Yolo County Jail.

The tablet allegedly stolen during Monday’s incident was later recovered.

Delao said anyone who may have been the victim of a similar crime is urged to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800.

— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

Comments

comments

.

News

Grace Garden: Five years of feeding the needy

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

 
 
Per Capita Davis: What to think

By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A3

International Festival moves to park for fourth year

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Speakers plumb issues around the Constitution

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Essay contest underway

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Sudwerk Wet Hop Lager plants seeds for area hops rebirth

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Nominate deserving volunteers for top citizen honors

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Governor signs bill to support state’s ailing bee population

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

Backyard poultry symposium Sunday at UCD

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A5

 
Forum will answer questions about new license law

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Australian pop band Dick Diver plays Third Space

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
RepowerYolo hosts solar seminar

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Local Girl Scouts are looking for a few good leaders

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A5

 
Reneau, Silberstein will read their poetry Thursday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Parents host campaign coffees for Archer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
PG&E, Dixon company unveil truck that can restore power

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

$12M earmarked for UCD life sciences center in Chile

By Karen Nikos-Rose | From Page: A7

 
.

Forum

.

Sports

DHS golfers blow past St. Francis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils blow out Marauders at Brown Stadium

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS girls pound Mustangs in the pool

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Davis captures final nonleague volleyball outing

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Youth softball: Hurricanes win one of two slugfests with Woodland

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Youth roundup: These Diamonds are forever in the record books

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Young Devil harriers carry the day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

 
Davis falls to Vintage in a JV shootout

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B3

DHS girls tennis team stunned at Franklin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

Street-smart tips for safe cycling

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

 
What’s happening, Sept. 18

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

Students get into the act with Shakespeare

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Eagle Scout project makes life easier for Yolo Basin volunteers

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Arts

 
Wineaux: Back and forth in the high and low debate

By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A9

Catie Curtis brings folk-rock ‘Flying Dream’ to The Palms on Friday Sept. 19

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Jean Botelli

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, September 18, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6