Crime, Fire + Courts

Three arrested after interrupted burglary leads to pursuit

By June 6, 2011

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested three alleged burglars they say were so brazen they brought a U-Haul to load up their stolen goods from a Winters-area home.

Sgt. Lance Faille said it was the homeowners themselves who interrupted the burglary at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at their home on County Road 27.

“The homeowner told dispatchers they arrived home to find three suspects, not known to them, in a U-Haul pickup truck burglarizing their home,” Faille said in a news release.

After a brief confrontation between the homeowners and burglars, the suspects fled the scene, Faille said. They were pursued by the homeowners as well as a family friend who was driving a separate vehicle.

During the chase, the suspects rammed the homeowners’ car, injuring one of the passengers when the airbags deployed, Faille said. The family friend continued the pursuit until the driver lost sight of the suspects near the Winters city limits.

Winters police eventually intercepted the suspects on Creekside Way and detained them until sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, Faille said. Three Fairfield residents — Kimberly Ferguson, 49; Hollie Perez, 31; and Shawn Ovalles, 42 — were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and trespassing.

Faille said Ovalles faces an additional charge of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly ramming the U-Haul into the victims’ vehicle. All three were lodged at the Yolo County Jail.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048. Follow her at www.twitter.com/laurenkeene.

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