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Posted on: June 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sites Burglary with Shots Fired

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Contact: Lieutenant Mark Contreras

(530) 458-0200

Sites Burglary with Shots Fired

For Immediate Release

JUNE 1, 2018 2:15PM

On May 31, 2018 at 11:44 a.m., the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4301 Sites Ladoga Road for a burglary in progress. Sheriff’s Office personnel were informed shots were fired and a female suspect fled the scene.

A Colusa County Deputy arrived on scene to find the homeowner holding a male suspect, later identified as Joshua Allan Jorgensen Villanueva, at gun point. The female suspect, Victoria Elizabeth Edlin, was located in an orchard a few hundred yards southeast of the residence by Sheriff’s Office personnel with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that the homeowner had been gone for two days. Upon his return he noticed his motorcycle parked outside of the garage and noises coming from inside the residence. The homeowner asked a neighbor to call law enforcement. The homeowner saw the male and female suspects walk from the back of the residence. The suspects were in possession of some of the homeowner’s property and the motorcycle keys. The homeowner utilizing a legal, registered handgun confronted the suspects. The female suspect fled on foot. The male suspect approached the homeowner and the homeowner fired two warning shots. The male suspect got on the ground and the homeowner held him at gun point until Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived. 

There were no injuries either parties.

Joshua Allen Jorgensen Villanueva, 45, from Redwood City, was booked into the Colusa County Jail with $80,000.00 bail for Vandalism, Burglary, and Theft of Vehicle.  Villanueva is also being held on two Solano County warrants for his arrest.

Victoria Elizabeth Edlin, 28, from Kennesaw, Georgia, was booked into the Colusa County Jail with $80,000.00 bail for Vandalism, Burglary, and Theft of a Vehicle.  Edlin also had two Solano County warrants for her arrest.

The investigation is on-going. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 458-0200.


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