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Police ask public’s help finding suspect in Woodland burglaries

The Woodland Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a man identified as a suspect in burglaries that have occurred in the city in recent months.

Police said more than 150 residential and vehicle burglaries were reported from November to January. Items stolen in the burglaries include home and vehicle electronics, money, jewelry, tools and firearms, according to a Police Department news release.

The suspects in many of these burglaries were identified and police arrested a number of them at the end of January, during massive search warrant operation conducted with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies in Yolo County. Police said much of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victims. Following the arrests, they said, burglaries in Woodland dropped to less than 30 in February. But police said there are still seeking to find some of the suspects. Among this is Mario Lopez (pictured).

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to Lopez’s arrest and conviction. Police said he is considered to be armed and dangerous. They advise people not to try to contact him, but to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 666-2411, or (530) 661-7800 to report information.