City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #12-5893|
|Subject :||WANTED SUSPECT PURSUIT|
|Contact :||DARREN IMUS, SERGEANT, WOODLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT (530) 661-7800|
ANTHONY CUCCHI, LIEUTENANT, WOODLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT (530) 661-7800
| On Thursday, November 8, 2012, at approximately 1:11 P.M., Woodland Police Officers were dispatched to Del Valle Super Mercado, located at 500 Kentucky Ave., after a female called the police and stated Larry Ventimiglia, a 25 year old Davis resident, had just threatened to shoot and kill the her at that location. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and spoke to the victim who stated that Ventimiglia had fled the scene in a white Saturn vehicle prior to officers' arrival.|
While investigating the case, another Woodland Police Officer spotted Ventimiglia driving near the area of North St. and Fourth St. The officer attempted to catch up to Ventimiglia, who began fleeing eastbound on North St. across East St. Several Woodland Police Officers engaged in the pursuit which continued through residential streets and onto eastbound E. Beamer St. where speeds reached over 90 M.P.H. in the industrial area. The pursuit traveled southbound on County Rd. 102 and onto I-5 south where speeds reached in excess of 100 M.P.H.
The vehicle pursuit ended when Ventimiglia collided with another vehicle and spun out on I-5 south near Arena Blvd. Ventimiglia ran from the vehicle leaving a 25 year old female passenger and her 2 year old child in the vehicle. Ventimiglia ran westbound across I-5 south and entered a Natomas residential neighborhood where he attempted to evade capture. At the termination point of the pursuit a Woodland Police Officer's vehicle skidded off the roadway and into a ditch. The officer was not injured and was able to pursue the suspect on foot. A perimeter was established with the assistance of Yolo County Sheriff's Deputies, California Highway Patrol Officers, Sacramento Police Officers, and Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies.
At approximately 2:05 P.M. Ventimiglia was located hiding near a residence in the 3400 block of Beretania Wy. in Natomas and taken into custody without incident. The female passenger in the vehicle and her toddler child were not injured during the pursuit or collision. The female claimed to be an acquaintance of Ventimiglia and an unwilling participant in the pursuit.
Ventimiglia was later booked into the Yolo County Jail on two charges of Kidnapping, Terrorist threats, Willfully placing a child in a situation where their health is endangered, Evading a police officer with wanton disregard for the safety of others, and violation of probation. Ventimiglia is currently on Post Release Community Supervision and will be held without bail.