Today’s Date: January 22, 2018
Submitted By: John P. Miller, Chief of Police
Media Inquiries, please phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Arrest Made in 2017 Berryessa Sporting Goods Burglary
On September 5, 2017, suspects broke the front door of the Berryessa Sporting Goods located at 115 E. Grant Ave. and stole approximately $600.00 in tobacco and alcohol products.
Although leads in the case were quickly developed, it took two months of diligent investigative work by Winters Police Department Cpl. Gordon Brown to positively identify one of the suspects. On January 20, 2018, Cpl. Brown arrested a 16-year-old Winters resident for partaking in the burglary. The juvenile was subsequently booked at Yolo County Juvenile Hall for burglary, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property. More arrests in the case are pending.
Cpl. Brown had been serving for the last three years in the School Resource Officer positon (SRO), but had been asked to focus on conducting more thorough follow-up and investigations that our Patrol Officers were unable to do, such as this burglary. Cpl. Brown rotated back to Patrol January 1, 2018, but based on the success of his efforts, and recognizing the pressing needs of our growing community, the SRO positon was reorganized into a full-time Detective position with ancillary SRO duties, the first for the Winters Police Department, and Ofc. David Gonzalez selected for the three year assignment.
Through the efforts of dedicated officers, such as Cpl. Brown and Det. Gonzalez, the Winters Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our residents. However, we cannot be successful without the assistance and support of our community. If you see suspicious activity, we encourage you to contact the Winters Police Department Dispatch at (530) 795-4561 or dial “911” if an emergency. You can also contact the Winters Police Department with anonymous tips at (530) 795-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winters Police Department
702 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694