City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #WDP13-002310|
|Subject :||OFFICER ASSAULTED BY PEDESTRIAN|
|Contact :||Sgt. Steve Guthrie (530) 661-7864|
Sgt. Jason Brooks (530) 661-7800
|On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at approximately 1:35 pm, a Woodland Police Officer assigned to the Traffic Division conducted a traffic enforcement stop on E. Main Street near Industrial Way. As the officer was dismounting the police motorcycle, he noticed a subject walking down the sidewalk toward the area of the stop.|
When the officer began to approach the stopped vehicle, the pedestrian approached him from his blind side, and punched the officer on the right side of his head. The officer was wearing his motorcycle helmet, which absorbed the blow from the punch and the officer was not injured. The subject backed away, clenching his fists, and then ran from the officer on foot, northbound across E. Main Street. While running across the street, the subject was almost struck by a semi tractor/trailer rig and then continued running northbound to Industrial Way.
The officer radioed for assistance and used the motorcycle to pursue the suspect onto Industrial Way. Another officer in the immediate area heard the radio call for assistance and drove southbound on Industrial Way toward the fleeing suspect. The officers converged on the suspect in front of the YoloBus Office on Industrial Way. The suspect was apprehended on the ground by the two officers and then handcuffed under some resistance.
The suspect sustained a minor cut to the side of his mouth, likely from when he was being apprehended and handcuffed by the two officers on the ground.
The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Daniel Thomas Milliman of 1180 Matmor Road in Woodland. Milliman is on unsupervised probation and was transferred to Yolo County within the last few years from Southern California. Milliman was transported to the Woodland Memorial Hospital for a medical clearance and then booked into the Yolo County Jail for using violence upon a peace officer to prevent the officer from performing his duties, a felony, and for a violation of the terms of his probation.
The attack on the officer was unprovoked and appears to have been a spontaneous crime of opportunity.