On Saturday November 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm, Police Officers of the Williams Police Department received information that a wanted subject, Wyatt M. Zapien, was at a residence at 610 Lincoln Road in Williams. Zapien, 21 years old from Colusa, had several felony warrants issued for his arrest from the Colusa County Superior Court and had previously fled from Police Officers when they had attempted to stop him.
Assistance from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department and The California Highway Patrol was requested. When law enforcement made contact at the residence at 9:15 pm, Zapien attempted to flee out of the rear of the residence, however Williams Police Officer Swift and his canine partner “Rowdy” were stationed in the backyard. When Zapien was confronted by officers, he fled back into the residence and attempted to hide.
Zapien was advised that the canine would be used if he failed to comply with the Officers orders to surrender. Zapien eventually gave himself up and was taken into custody without further incident or injury. He was transported to the Colusa County jail and booked for the felony warrants and resisting arrest.
Officer Swift and Rowdy also assisted the California Highway Patrol with the capture of a suspect on October 25, who had fled on foot during traffic stop in the area of Sixth and E Streets. That suspect, Jason Perez, 38, from Fairfield, suffered a canine bite to his left tricep after being found hiding under a tractor-trailer combination south of Williams Food and Liquor and refusing commands to exit. Perez was arrested for driving under the influence and had felony warrants issued from Solano County. K