Four Teens Arrested After Taxi Driver Assaulted With Flashlight

WOODLAND (CBS13) – Instead of receiving his fare, a taxi cab driver was hit in the face with a flashlight early Sunday morning.

Driver James Mooney, 46, of Woodland reported to police that a group of four boys and one girl fled after one person in the group hit Mooney with the flashlight.

The incident happened at about 4:20 a.m. after the cab driver picked up the from suspects from the 100 block of W. Elliot Street and drove them to 2600 block of Garrett Way in Woodland.

Mooney reported that all five suspects ran to a nearby residence. Officers of the Woodland Police Department surrounded the residence and demanded that the occupants come out and surrender. When the suspects failed to comply, officers entered by force.

Two suspects surrendered without incident, one a 17-year-old boy and the other a 17-year-old girl. Two other suspects were located in the attic crawlspace of the two-story house.

A Woodland Police Canine Unit was called to the scene. After giving notice and an adequate time for the suspects to respond, the police canine was deployed and the two suspects apprehended. Both were also 17.

All four suspects were taken to Woodland Memorial Hospital to be medically cleared before being booked into Yolo County Juvenile Hall for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and resisting arrest.

The fifth suspect wasn’t located. Anyone with information as to the identity of the other suspect is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800.

  • gna

    This is what happens when kids want to be in gangs and when parents have no idea how their kids act in public. . . . as far as my concern . . it’s ok when I read their obit in the not so distant future . . . there becoming losers anyway.

  • rickh

    Are these kids really that stupid that they would assault the cabbie and then run directly into the house…these kids belong in Juvenile Hall and where is the parents through all of this I think most parents are home with their kids at that time of night oh wait in fact all parents are home at that time of night with their families.

    • Haley

      Stop talking shiit < youu square just cuz youu go to bed at 530 pm .. So shut thaat shiit already!!

  • Haley

    Freeee my homies fa$$$$T tooo !

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