Careful police work and law enforcement partnerships have led to the arrest of three individuals wanted in connection with a Feb. 20, carjacking that occurred in the parking lot of at 150 Dorset Drive.
Dixon Police officers arrested Jose Luiz De La Cruz, 26, Regina Marie Toro, 32, both of Sacramento, and Denise Shirlene Gomez, 36, listed as a transient, on suspicion of carjacking, robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and vehicle theft.
The trio is also suspected of a robbery that occurred in the City of Williams and one committed in Yolo County according to police.
The took place in the evening of Feb. 20, at 7:16 p.m. Police officers went to the Jack in the Box parking lot at 150 Dorset Drive in response to a report of a carjacking.
Three men told police that they were parked in the fast-food restaurant's parking lot in a 2000 white Ford Crown Victoria when a green compact car approached. They said that a man stepped out of the car, brandished a firearm and demanded their wallets and money.
He then ordered them out of the vehicle and drove away in it while two other individuals drove away in the green car.
As the weeks went by, Dixon investigators followed up on leads and collaborated with several law enforcement agencies including the California Highway Patrol, Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, City of Williams Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Department of Corrections.
"During the month long investigation, Dixon Police detectives prepared arrest and search warrants and conducted several interviews with investigative leads and witnesses," The Dixon Police Department said in a press release. "During the investigation, detectives were able to identify all three suspects responsible for this crime. Two suspects were arrested and booked into jail and a criminal complaint has been filed with the Solano County District Attorney’s Office on the third suspect."
CHP officers were able to recover the vehicle taken during the carjacking. The three individuals were also indentified as suspects in robberies in Williams and Yolo County.