City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #WPD13-000347|
|Subject :||VICTIM INTERRUPTS BURGLARY|
|Contact :||Aaron Delao, Sergeant, Patrol Division 530-661-7814|
Brett Hancock, Sergeant, Investigations 530-661-7800
|On the 19th of January 2013 at 6:00 am, Woodland police officers were dispatched to the area of Fourth St and Lincoln Ave for a report of a possible fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by a man requesting assistance in detaining a subject. Officers found the home owner of 505 Fourth St pinning a subject down on the sidewalk in front of the house. The home owner told officers that he had just witnessed the downed man stealing numerous power tools from his detached garage located in the back yard.|
Officers detained 55 year old Woodland resident, Michael Gabriel Luna and requested medical personnel for injuries he sustained during his citizen's arrest. The victim told officers that while he was in his home, he saw Luna push a rototiller from his property and move it across the street. Luna was also seen loading power tools into an empty garbage tote which he used to haul the property from the back yard. The victim said that his property was taken from a locked garage in the backyard which had been broken open.
In the course of the investigation, investigators learned that there was still approximatley $2000 worth of outstanding power tools and equipment from the victim's garage. Detectives from the Investigation's Division later responded to help with the case. They served a search warrant at Luna's home at 705 Sixth St and recovered most of the previously missing property.
The responding patrol officers and detectives were able to recover and return $4000 worth of tools and construction equipment to the victim.
After being medically cleared at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Luna was booked at the Yolo County Jail on one count of 1st degree burglary.
Anybody with additional information is encouraged to call the Woodland Police Department (530) 661-7800