Sacto 9-1-1
December 13, 2012
Stolen vehicle leads to wanted probationer's arrest in Woodland

A man wanted for probation violations was arrested this afternoon after allegedly stealing a vehicle.

A resident called the Woodland Police Department about 7:10 this morning to report that his 1994 Chevrolet Blazer had just been stolen from his driveway in the 800 block of Cottonwood Street. Officers responded to the area but were unable to find the vehicle or suspect, according to a Police Department news release.

About 12:20 p.m., a Woodland officer spotted the stolen vehicle eastbound on Oak Avenue near Saunders Lane. The officer followed the vehicle while waiting for additional officers to arrive, officials said.

The vehicle turned south onto Elm Street from eastbound Oak Avenue and pulled over onto the shoulder directly across from Dingle Elementary School. The officer conducted a traffic stop and waited for other officers to respond.

Police said school officials were immediately notified of the situation and the school was briefly placed on lock-down until the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was taken into custody.

The man was identified as Eduardo Chavez, 31, a transient in Woodland. He was arrested without incident.

Police said Chavez was booked into Yolo County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, driving without a license and for an active no-bail warrant from the Yolo County Probation Department because he had previously violated the terms of his post-release community supervision.

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