Today’s Date: July 25, 2017
Submitted By: Cpl. Gordon Brown for Chief John P. Miller
Phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Winters Vehicle Theft Suspect Sentenced to 2 Years, 8 months in Prison
Rogelio Alvarado, a 31-year-old Winters resident, was arrested on May 3, 2017 by the Woodland
Police Department driving a stolen vehicle taken from Winters earlier in the day. Alvarado has
an extensive criminal history, was on active probation, and had just been released from Yolo
County Jail earlier in the week.
The Winters Police Department worked closely with the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office’s
Data Driven Intervention (DDI) Unit to compile a comprehensive and compelling case illustrating
to the court Alvarado’s extensive criminal history, ongoing criminal activity, and the harmful
impacts of his actions on the City of Winters and its residents. On July 24, 2017, Alvarado pled
guilty to felony vehicle theft and was subsequently remanded into the custody of the California
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 2 years and 8 months.
This is another successful example of the Yolo County District Attorney’s DDI Unit, which was
established in 2016 by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. As noted on the Yolo DA’s
website, “The DDI Unit uses collaboration between the police and the District Attorney’s office
to focus law enforcement resources on excessive repeat offenders and then works with the
agencies and probation to devise the most effective outcomes.”
Through innovative programs and valued partnerships, such as with the DDI Unit, the Winters
Police Department is also able to focus our limited resources to help improve the quality of life
for our residents.