Thursday, December 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Police establish tip line for clues in South Davis homicides

By
From page A1 | April 18, 2013 |

Oliver "Chip" Northup and his wife Claudia Maupin died Sunday of multiple wounds. Police are still searching for their killer. Courtesy photo

As the investigation into a double homicide in South Davis entered its fourth day Wednesday, Davis police announced the creation of a tip line exclusively for information they hope could lead to a break in the case.

That number — 530-747-5439 — leads callers to a voicemail system where they can leave any clues they might have about Sunday’s slayings of attorney Oliver “Chip” Northup and his wife, Claudia Maupin.
“This way we can triage the tips, and detectives can run with the ones that show the most urgency first,” Doroshov said. It also expedites the flow of information without tying up the department’s dispatchers.
Anyone with details of an emergency nature should still use the department’s regular emergency line, 530-758-3600. In some parts of the city, 911 calls go to a California Highway Patrol dispatch center in Sacramento.
The only other new development announced Wednesday was the addition of detectives from the UC Davis Police Department to the roughly 50 investigators from half a dozen law-enforcement agencies already participating in the homicide probe, Doroshov said.
Northup, 87, and Maupin, 76, both died of multiple stab wounds in their condominium at 4006 Cowell Blvd., which showed signs of forced entry when police arrived there Sunday night in response to a welfare-check request.
Doroshov said earlier this week the scene was “atypical” of a residential burglary, and there have been no indications the killings were the result of a break-in gone awry. Police continue to keep details of the entry method under wraps.
Northup was the guitarist and lead singer for the Putah Creek Crawdads, a local folk band. Both he and Maupin also were active members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, which held a vigil for the slain couple Wednesday night.
In addition to UCD, the Davis Police Department is receiving assistance in its investigation from the FBI, state Department of Justice, Yolo County district attorney and coroner’s offices, and the West Sacramento Police Department. The agency also has deployed extra patrol officers to reassure local residents who might be concerned for their safety.
Doroshov said the Police Department continues to urge resident to take precautions such as locking doors, windows and other points of entry — whether they’re home or not — being aware of their surroundings when out and about, and reporting any suspicious or unusual activity to police.
“We don’t want people to panic,” he said. “Just be smart and vigilant.”
— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Former foster youths aided by UCD’s Guardian programs

    By Sarah Colwell | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Rain Recyclers saves water for another day

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    City plans signs to improve flow on Fifth Street

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Feds will discuss Berryessa Snow Mountain protection

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    ‘Longest Night’ service Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Nominate teens for Golden Heart awards

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Journalist will join post-film discussion Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    City offices will take a winter break

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Yolo County needs a few good advisers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Per Capita Davis: Time to stop fooling around

    By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

     
    NAMI-Yolo offers free mental health education program

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    .

    Forum

    Disagreement on mother’s care

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Marovich is a brilliant diplomat

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    And a jolly time was had by all

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    Remember that all lives matter

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Pollution from electric vehicles

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    On skiing: What to know when buying new skis

    By Jeffrey Weidel | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devil boys host Les Curry beginning Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD women gear up for second half of swim season

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie men begin 4-game road trip at Air Force

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Youth roundup: DBC Juniors rider Kanz wins a cyclocross event

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    College Corner: How does applying for financial aid work?

    By Jennifer Borenstein | From Page: B3

     
    What’s happening

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B3

     
    Anniversary: Barbara and Jan Carter

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Something growing in the mailbox

    By Don Shor | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Arts

    Sing and dance along to Cold Shot at Froggy’s

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Point of Brew: Recollections of Christmases past

    By Michael Lewis | From Page: A7

    Golden Bough brings Irish holidays to The Palms

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Come ‘Home for the Holidays’ and benefit school arts

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Last Minute Gift Guide

    Young phenoms make YouTube success look like child’s play

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG1

    Classic or contemporary, it’s all holiday music to our ears

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG2

    Teen gifts: ideas for hard-to-buy-for big kids

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG3

    Gift ideas for the health-conscious

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: LMG6

    Hall of Fame proudly puts these toys on the shelf

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG7