The Williams Police Department has arrested a man in connection who is believed to be in connection with a rash of recent burglaries during the last month that took place in the City of Williams.
“Since we have made an arrest, the reports of vehicle burglaries have seemed to stop,” said Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Williams Police Department.
Daniel Ramirez, 19 of Williams was arrested on charges of attempted theft, tampering with a vehicle, public intoxication and participation in a criminal street gang.
On Tuesday, September 9th, at approximately 12:30 am, the Williams Police Department responded to a residence on Widgeon Way for a report of a male subject who was inside of the residence’s vehicle.
“The resident caught the suspect inside his vehicle and confronted him,” said Anderson in a press release, “the subject had rummaged through the vehicle’s glove box and center console, presumably to steal valuables.”
When the suspect was confronted he fled on foot toward Valley Vista Park.
The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol help setup a perimeter around Valley Vista Park.
Ramirez was located and detained.
After Ramirez was positively identified by the victim, he was arrested and booked into the Colusa County Jail.
Ramirez is believed to be connected to the several reports of vehicle burglaries where victims had loose change and electronics taken from their unlocked vehicles.
“We urge the public to lock their vehicles, home and other belongings,” said Anderson.
Anyone with further information regarding these recent thefts is asked to contact the Williams Police Department at (530) 473-2661 or (530) 458-0200. ■