Misael Victorino : “Woodland Police Report: Feb. 15-22 – Daily Democrat”

In a recent incident that shook the quiet neighbourhood of Ashley Avenue and West Lincoln Avenue, gunshots were reported by concerned citizens on the evening of February 16. The sound of gunfire rang out, prompting witnesses to alert authorities. Upon arrival, police discovered two spent casings in the parking lot of an apartment complex, along with a stray bullet that had penetrated a residence in the 400 block of Ashley Avenue. Miraculously, no one was injured in the shooting, but the suspects had already fled the scene in a black BMW sedan, a white Dodge Charger, a black Chevrolet truck, and a blue Honda sedan. The investigation is ongoing, with no clear suspect descriptions available at this time.

The following evening, on February 17, officers responded to a traffic hazard at the intersection of East Gibson Road and Matmor Road. A single vehicle was found stranded on the center median, the result of a traffic collision. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Woodland resident Misael Victorino, exhibited signs of intoxication and was promptly arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Victorino was taken into custody and booked into the Yolo County Jail.

Another DUI incident occurred on February 18, when officers were called to North Pioneer Avenue and Kentucky Avenue regarding a white minivan that had spun out and collided with a curb. The driver, 54-year-old Woodland resident Charles Benjamin Ramirez, displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for driving under the influence. Ramirez resisted officers during the arrest, leading to a brief struggle before he was ultimately booked into jail for DUI, resisting/delaying officers, driving with a suspended license, and an outstanding warrant.

In a separate incident on February 19, officers responded to a battery report at a local establishment. A 69-year-old Woodland resident, Richard Vigil, had allegedly spat in an employee’s face, prompting his arrest for battery. During transport to the jail, Vigil was involved in a minor collision with a citizen’s vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and Vigil was taken to the hospital as a precaution before being booked into the Yolo County Jail.

In addition to these incidents, the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST) has been actively engaging with the community, making 73 contacts and offering services to 34 individuals. Four individuals accepted assistance, while 16 camps were tagged and nine cleaned up by the team. HOST also conducted 22 downtown patrols throughout the week, ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents in the area.

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