PRESS RELEASE
City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377


12/30/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #12-6825
Subject :

MACHETE WIELDING SUSPECT ATTACKS WOODLAND MAN
SECOND VICTIM INJURED DISARMING THE SUSPECT
Contact :Steve Sexton, Sergeant, Woodland Police Department    530-661-7800
On 12-30-2012 at 2:16 a.m. Woodland Police Officers were dispatched to Woodland Memorial Hospital for a victim of an assault with a machete. The victim, 24 year old Woodland resident Joseph Mendoza, sustained a non-life threatening head injury. Mendoza's friend, 23 year old Woodland resident Ryan Gomez, came to Mendoza's aid and wrestled the machete away from the suspect. Gomez sustained a non-life threatening injury to his right hand.

The suspect was described as a young Hispanic Male, 5'6", 140 llbs, wearing a white hooded jacket and dark jeans. The assault took place at 724 Cottonwood St., Woodland Oaks Apts, in the parking lot. The attack occurred between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on 12-30-2012.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800.


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