Today’s Date: May 14, 2018
Submitted By: Gail Jimenez, Community Services Officer
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Title: Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Arrest
On May 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 pm, Officers from the Winters Police Department attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a 2002 white Chrysler for traffic violations. The driver, later identified as 36-year-old Winters resident Servando Ybarra, continued eastbound on Russell Boulevard and turned into the Villas at El Rio Housing complex at a slow speed while shouting at the Officers.
Ybarra then exited the Housing Complex and took the on ramp to northbound Interstate 505, later exiting on County Road 29A. Winters officers requested assistance from the Yolo County Sheriff Office and the California Highway Patrol.
Traveling between 55 and 83 miles per hour on County Road 89, Ybarra returned to the City of Winters, looped through an apartment complex, a business parking lot, and ran several red lights in an apparent attempt to evade Officers. Ybarra headed eastbound on Grant Avenue and exited the city limits via Russell Boulevard where a Yolo County Sheriff Office deputy was able to deploy a spike strip in front of the vehicle, puncturing two of the vehicles’ tires. Ybarra then turned onto County Road 92F and into a walnut orchard. A California Highway Patrol air unit was able to direct law enforcement to the area and Ybarra was taken into custody.
Ybarra was arrested and booked at Yolo County Jail for felony evading a police officer as well as reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to stop at a red light, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, failure to yield to oncoming traffic, and driving on an undivided highway at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour. Ybarra was also found to be on probation and booked for violating probation and removing an ankle monitor.