On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:39 p.m., officers from the Williams Police Department were dispatched to the Williams Shell gas station, located at 570 E Street, in regards to an armed robbery that just occurred. On arrival, officers determined a male subject had entered the station and approached the counter clerk. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the contents of the cash register. The clerk complied with the suspects demands. The suspect fled the station with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses observed the suspect fleeing the scene on foot but was then picked up by an accomplice in a vehicle, approximately one block away. The suspects fled in the getaway vehicle east on E Street toward Interstate 5. Deputies from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Williams Area California Highway Patrol responded to assist.
During the subsequent investigation Williams Police Officers, with assistance from the Yuba City Police Department, served two search warrants in Yuba City on November 4th and 5th. Both robbery suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Fidel Enriquez Madrigal (age 21) of Yuba City was arrested November 4, 2013 on charges of armed robbery, burglary, brandishing a deadly weapon, violation of probation and participation in criminal street gang activities. Madrigal was booked into the Colusa County Jail on $65,000 bail. Madrigal also has a probation violation hold from Sutter County.
David Baltazar (age 18) of Yuba City was arrested November 5, 2013 on charges of Conspiracy to commit robbery and participation in criminal street gang activities. Baltazar was booked into the Colusa County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Williams Police Department at (530) 473-2661.