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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.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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