Several arrests made in Hamilton City
A probation sweep Thursday in Hamilton City netted several arrests, including the man wanted in connection to the shooting of a man at a taco truck last year, and the man wanted for recently fleeing a police officer, a pursuit in which the officer was injured.
The Glenn County Sheriff's Office Operations Division, with the assistance of agents from the Glenn Interagency Narcotics Task Force and the Glenn County Probation Department, conducted the warrant and probation compliance sweep around 5:30 p.m.
Serious felony offenders were the main targets, said Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones.
The arrest of Rene Lozano, 26, on Broadway Street, is the result of the continuing investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit of an attempted murder in Hamilton City on Dec. 6, 2011.
Juan Luis Ramirez Vargas, 31, was shot at the taco truck located on Shasta Avenue at Highway 32.
Gerardo Mendoza Solorzano, 29, also known as "Frosty," has pleaded not guilty on the charges and remains in jail pending trial.
Lozano was booked into the Glenn County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal street gang activity and assault with a semiautomatic handgun. His bail was set at $460,000.
In other arrests:
• Rogelio Palacios, 20, who was wanted for suspicion of assault on a peace officer.
He had escaped arrest March 3 for suspicion of driving under the influence. During the foot pursuit, the deputy injured his ankle, Jones said.
When the arrest team went to Palacios's home on Sacramento Avenue Thursday, they were told by his family he was not there, said Jones.
Palacios was later found hiding inside a closet, Jones said, and was suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine.
He was booked into the Glenn County Jail on felony charges, including resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance and several misdemeanor charges. His bail was set at $78,000.
• A 16-year-old girl was taken into custody at Palacios' home by Glenn County probation officers assigned to the arrest team and booked into Juvenile Hall in Willows for suspicion of violating of her probation and providing false information to a peace officer.
• Two additional juvenile arrests were made during the sweep. Both were males found to be in violation of their probation, Jones said.
They were arrested in the Hamilton City Park at Second and Broadway for reportedly associating with known gang members.
They were transported and booked into Jane Hahn Juvenile Hall in Willows.
One of the boys had turned 18, but because his conviction for burglary and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm was at the time he was a juvenile, he was placed in Juvenile Hall until age 19, and his name was withheld, Jones said.
The second juvenile arrested at the park was 17.