Crime - Sacto 911

Witnesses help off-duty officer rescue beating victim, detain suspect

Jonathan Munoz
Jonathan Munoz Lincoln Police Department

An off-duty Lincoln police officer and two members of the public were credited with rescuing a woman who was being beaten early Tuesday afternoon.

The Lincoln Police Department received a report at 12:33 p.m. of a fight on Lincoln Boulevard under Highway 65. As officers were en route to the site, they were notified that an off-duty officer, with the help of two other people, had detained the suspect and had him on the ground, according to a police department Facebook post.

The off-duty officer and witnesses had seen the man, later identified as 19-year-old Jonathan Munoz, striking and choking a woman, and pulling her by the hair, according to police. The three went to the woman’s aid and detained Munoz until on-duty officers arrived.

The woman suffered injuries that required medical treatment, according to police.

Munoz was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on on spouse or cohabitant and resisting by use of force, and was booked into Placer County Jail.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy