Sunday, May 3, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Woodland man guilty of armed robbery

By
From page A7 | July 21, 2013 |

A Yolo County jury on Friday found 34-year-old Joey Alfredo Lopez guilty of committing armed robbery.

Alfredo, a Woodland resident, has a past strike for robbery on his record. On Aug. 16, he’ll face up to 31 years in prison when Judge Paul Richardson sentences him.

On June 20, 2012, Lopez, a Woodland resident, burst into the Cigarette Stop at 825 East St., brandishing a shotgun at the store’s owner and an acquaintance, and demanding money. Lopez ordered one victim to the ground; the store owner emptied the register.

Lopez hid his face from a security camera with a Raiders hat. Long sleeves covered his arm tattoos. But because he was wearing shorts, one of the victims spotted a tattoo on his calf, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.

Before leaving, Lopez snagged shirts from a display.

Less than a day later, Lopez — still in the same hat and long-sleeved shirt — passed a note to the teller of River City Bank in Natomas. He got away with more than $1,000 in cash.

Police pieced together enough leads to track Lopez down at a Sacramento home on Florin Mall Drive. They found him sporting the shorts seen in the Cigarette Stop surveillance footage. Inside the residence, officers found both a shirt matching one taken from the store and a shotgun matching the one wielded during the robbery.

Said Deputy District Attorney Sulaiman Tokhi, who prosecuted the case, “Lopez brazenly put a shotgun in the faces of two innocent citizens, robbing one who was just trying to run his business. But for the excellent work of members of the Woodland and Sacramento police departments, Lopez might have gotten away with it.”

Comments

comments

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
.

News

Breaking barriers: For Prieto, it’s all about hard work

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Council to hear about drought pricing

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Peaceful Baltimore demonstrators praise top prosecutor

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Downtown altercation leads to injuries

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

Woman arrested for brandishing knife on overpass

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

 
Yolo DA launches monthly newsletter

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Can plants talk? UCD prof will answer that question

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
A Scottish setting for local author’s next book

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Graveyard thefts land three Woodlanders behind bars

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Indoor Fun Fly comes to Woodland

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Garamendi votes against energy, water development bill

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Free beginner yoga class offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Video discusses surveillance of prostate cancer

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
NAMI support group meets May 10

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Dr. G featured on the radio

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Internships move UCD doctoral students beyond academia

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5 | Gallery

The secret to Mother’s Day gifting success: Give time, not stuff

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Make Mom a warm vanilla sugar scrub

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

Letter book is series of collected missives thanking Mom

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
If your mom fancies something fancy, consider a tea party

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Out of Africa and back to Davis: James Carey will give special presentation

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Big Day of Giving makes philanthropy easy

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Tuleyome Tales: How are a snake and a mushroom alike?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
Tuleyome hosts Snow Mountain camping trip

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Forum

End of life doesn’t mean life must end

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Advancing education for California’s former foster youths

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

With sincere gratitude

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
A wonderful day of service

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Please help Baltimore

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Eyewitness to the ‘fall’ of Vietnam: It was not a bloodbath

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5 | Gallery

He can’t give it up

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B6

 
 
Dangers from prescription pills

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

.

Sports

UCD softball splits with Titans

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Trifecta of Devil teams open playoffs Tuesday

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Defending champ DHS clinches a baseball playoff berth

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Sports briefs: DHS boys win to reach lacrosse playoffs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Making memories at Aggie Stadium

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Pro baseball roundup: Hudson pitches Giants past Angels

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

 
UCD roundup: Aggie women speed past Hornets

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

 
New firm helps students on path to college

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A8

Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A8

 
Arcadia partners on soybean trait to improve yield

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Marrone opens new greenhouse

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8