This press release is just in from the West Sacramento Police Department:
"On April 21, 2011 at approximately 9:20 pm, the West
Sacramento Police Department responded to 700 block of Hardy Dr. for an assault
in progress. As officers were responding
the Community Response Team (CRT) was in the area patrolling, unrelated to this
event. CRT officers saw a Hispanic male
adult running down the 700 block of Hardy
officers heard the radio call and recognized the Hispanic male as Israel
Mendoza, 26 years who is on active parole.
continued to run away as CRT officers began to chase on foot. Other responding officers quickly arrived and
contained Mendoza, who jumped up on a nearby roof top. It was determined that Mendoza had brandished and threatened his
girlfriend with a kitchen knife, prior to fleeing and officer’s arrival. State
parole was contacted and a hold was placed on Mendoza.
"A K9 officer from West Sacramento
and Sacramento Police Departments were on-scene to assist. The Sacramento Sheriff Helicopter was also used
because of the high location of Mendoza
on the roof top. The West Sacramento
Fire Department was also called to assist with a ladder if needed.
"As the Sacramento Sheriff Helicopter voiced K9
jumped from the roof top and surrendered to awaiting officers. Mendoza
was arrested and later booked into the Yolo County Jail for several Felony
charges and a state parole hold."