City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #WDP13-5144|
|Subject :||SEARCH FOR BURGLARY SUSPECT|
|Contact :||Anthony Cucchi, Lieutenant, Woodland Police Department (530) 661-7816|
|Today, September 6, 2013, at 2:23 p.m. hours, Woodland Police Officers responded to the 200 block of Muir Street regarding a possible burglary in progress. A resident was reporting that two male subjects had just tried to break into his home. The subject fled on bikes when confronted by the home owner. |
The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 6’ tall, thin, clean shaven, wearing a black t-shirt, and dark colored pants. The male was riding a white bicycle. There was no description of the second male or the bicycle he was riding.
As the first officer arrived in the area he noticed a person riding a white bicycle matching the description of the first suspect. The officer attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect fled on the bicycle to the 100 block of West Street while the officer gave chase. The suspect then forced his way into the backyard of a residence and fled on foot. In an attempt to capture the suspect a perimeter was set up and search for the suspect was conducted. Unfortunately the search met with negative results and the suspect was not located.
The investigation has revealed that these suspects had attempted to break into two other homes on Muir Street prior to being confronted. The bicycle that was left behind as the suspect fled on foot was also determined to be stolen from another case earlier this week. The bicycle was later returned to its owner.
Although the search for the suspect occurred near both the Woodland High School and the Freeman Elementary School, neither one of the schools were involved in this incident.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800. Callers can remain anonymous.