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Man sought in Woodland burglaries arrested in early morning vehicle stop

A man wanted by Woodland police in connection with a number of residential and vehicle burglaries was arrested early Thursday.

Mario Lopez (pictured) was taken into custody by Yolo County sheriff’s deputies about 12:30 a.m. after a vehicle stop in the unincorporated community of Madison, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

On Wednesday, a task force including members of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Ag Theft Task Force, Woodland and Davis police departments, the Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team and the California Highway Patrol scoured various parts of the county searching for Lopez into the night, sheriff’s officials said.

At 12:30 a.m., a vehicle was stopped in Madison for a vehicle code violation, and Lopez was found to be a passenger in the vehicle. He was arrested by deputies from the sheriff’s ag theft task force and booked into the Yolo County Monroe Center in Woodland.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of methamphetamine, committing felonies while out on bail, violation of probation and conspiracy to commit felonies – all allegedly committed within the sheriff’s jurisdiction.

Lopez also was arrested on five outstanding warrants for various crimes allegedly committed in the Woodland area, including burglary, possession of stolen property, narcotics and weapons offenses, and child endangerment.

In addition, Lopez also was determined to be in possession of methamphetamine during the booking process at the jail, sheriff’s officials said.

He is being held in lieu of $815,000 bail.