Sacto 9-1-1
July 18, 2012
Suspect in Wooland burglary arrested after hit-and-run collision

A woman taken into custody after fleeing the scene of collision is also a suspect in the burglary of a Woodland supermarket, according to Woodland police.

Police officers and firefighters responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of West Lincoln and Ashley avenues about 3:30 this afternoon. Witnesses told officers that one of the drivers, described as a white female with red hair, had left the scene on foot westbound on West Lincoln Avenue. The woman, later identified as 23-year-old Dezaray Murrietta of Woodland, was located, detained and identified as the driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused the collision, according to a Police Department news release.

The driver of the other vehicle, a Nissan pickup truck, was identified as a 17-year-old Woodland youth. He was taken by ambulance to Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville, where he was treated for injuries and later released, police said.

During their investigation, police learned that Murrietta was a suspect in a burglary that had just occurred at the Nugget Market. She reportedly fled the market driving a green Chevrolet pickup truck, then headed west on West Lincoln Avenue. Witnesses reported that Murrietta failed to slow down and stop at the stop sign at West Lincoln Avenue and broadsided the Nissan pickup, which was traveling south on Ashley Avenue, according to the news release.

Police said the collision pushed the Nissan onto the lawn of a residence on the southwest corner of West Lincoln and Ashley avenues. Both vehicles sustained major damage.

Murrietta was booked into the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of burglary and felony hit and run, with bail set at $20,000.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is asked to call the Woodland Police Department's Traffic Division at (530) 661-7880, or the Dispatch Center at (530) 666-2411.

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