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Williams Officers Injured During Arrest of Alleged Drug-Induced Man

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at approximately 6:50 a.m., Williams Police Officers David Soares and Vikki Bonilla responded to a report of a suspicious subject in front of the Close Lumber on 6th Street in Williams.

Upon arrival, the officers found Wilibaldo G. Martinez, 30. of Red Bluff, pacing back and forth, and exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The officers attempted to place Martinez under arrest however he violently resisted. Despite the officers’ attempts to take Martinez into custody, he continued to resist by punching and kicking the officers.

Subsequently, Colusa County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Dudman and a private citizen arrived on scene and assisted the officers in handcuffing Martinez and taking him into custody.

Through further investigation, it was determined Martinez had crashed his vehicle through the locked gate at Close Lumber, causing damage to the gate. Martinez’s vehicle was located inside the property.

Both officers suffered injuries from the altercation with Martinez.

“Officer Soares sustained injuries to his knee, ribs and hand; he is expected to make full recovery,” said Williams Sergeant Ed Anderson, “officer Bonilla sustained a minor laceration to her hand and was released back to full duty.”

Martinez was booked at the Colusa County Jail on $15,000 bail.

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