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Windsor Police Arrests Two for Allegedly Ramming a Patrol Car

The following is a press release issued by the Windsor Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


[All photographs provided by the Windsor Police Department]

On 05/13/2022, around 3:20 AM, a Town of Windsor Police Deputy was on routine patrol when he observed an occupied car parked within the closed business parking lot of the Windsor Palms shopping center. The deputy approached the car and shined his flashlight into the driver’s compartment. Immediately, the male driver started the car and began reversing.

Based on the time of day and the suspicious nature of the driver’s actions, the deputy yelled for the driver to stop, and he complied. The deputy observed that the car was occupied by an adult male driver, and another adult male was seated in the front passenger seat. When asked, neither occupant had any form of identification; however, they both verbally provided their names. While talking with the driver, the deputy noticed many miscellaneous construction tools scattered about the rear passenger seat.

As the deputy walked back to his patrol car to confirm the driver’s name, the driver again started his car, reversed it, and nearly struck the deputy. The driver then rammed his car into the deputy’s patrol car and fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed. The deputy was outside his car at the time and was not injured. The deputy radioed for assistance and pursued the suspect vehicle onto southbound Old Redwood Highway, reaching speeds of 80 MPH. The suspect and passenger continued driving eastbound onto East Shiloh Road, where their car stopped at the closed gate of the Shiloh Ridge Estate gated community. Additional deputies arrived to assist as the suspect vehicle attempted a U-turn maneuver at the closed gate. The suspect’s vehicle became stuck in the landscaping rock, and both occupants fled their car on foot. The two suspects were apprehended after a brief foot chase. The pursuit was about 2.5 miles long.

The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Carlos Gutierres and 25-year-old Nelson Rivera-Ajca, from San Francisco.

During the follow-up investigation, it was determined the construction tools and other property located in the suspect’s car were stolen from two unreported car burglaries in the Town of Windsor. The victims of the burglaries were contacted, and their property was returned.

Carlos Gutierres was arrested and booked into jail on the charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading a Peace Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Grand Theft, Burglary, and Conspiracy. As of this morning, Gutierres remains in custody on $50,000 bail.

Nelson Rivera-Ajca was arrested and booked into jail on the charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Burglary, Grand Theft, Conspiracy, and Possession of Controlled Substance. As of this morning, Nelson Rivera-Ajca remains in custody.

Prepared by: Sergeant Jeffery Toney

Case No. WI220513-002

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