Fire Assist: A motorhome was found fully engulfed in flames at 8:17 a.m., Sept. 20, in the alley behind 80 First St. The registered owner was listed as being from Pinole, but he was not there and could not be located. A witness saw a man jump out of the RV and yell out it was on fire before getting into a vehicle and leaving the area. Flames were extinguished and the RV towed. It was not reported whether the person who jumped out of the van was ever located or if the owner from Pinole contacted firefighters or police.
Criminal threats: Officers responded to the 400 block of Clover Street at 5:14 p.m., Sept. 23, for the report of a male found to be Jesus Mojica, a 55-year-old, Woodland resident was threatening another male with a machete. Later in the shift, Mojica was contacted and a statement was taken. The statements were inconsistent with the report. The case was submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration.
Missing/Found child: Officers responded to Yolano Drive at 8:06 p.m., on Sept. 23, after receiving a report of a lost 4-year-old boy. The residence was initially checked by officers and the family multiple times. The family provided some information about two males claiming to be the child’s father and the details seemed strange as to how the child would have gone missing. Reverse 911 information was sent out to a one-mile radius of the home. The child’s information was placed on social media. K9 chase was used to in an attempt to track the child from the location. However, he wasn’t located. Volunteers responded to assist patrol with the search that encompassed a large area. Investigations officers were contacted and advised. Officers went back to the scene and located the juvenile sleeping inside the residence, hidden under a table. An estimated 200 community members were out with officers looking using vehicles, bikes, on foot, etc. The overwhelming community support working with us to find this child was truly amazing to witness, according to police.
Vandalism Battery: Officers responded to the 1600 block of Harry Lorenzo Drive at 11:51 p.m., Sept. 23, for a report of a subject who pointed a gun at a female followed by a possible fight. The call turned out to be three women fighting over an old boyfriend. A vehicle was damaged, but most of the parties involved were uncooperative. A report was taken, but no one wanted to press charges. No gun was involved.
The Homeless Outreach Street Team reported they contacted 47 homeless, offering services to 11 of them. Of the 11 offered services, three accepted. There were 17 camps identified and six camps cleaned up. There were six arrests made and two citations issued this week. HOST assisted investigations in locating and contacting two sex registrants.
This is a synopsis of reports provided by the Woodland Police Department and does not include all calls or arrests or some cases which are under active investigation.