On Tuesday morning, Davis Police arrested Erick William Davies, 22, of Sacramento on an arrest warrant. The police also served a search warrant on his house.
Mr. Davies faces a felony vandalism charge stemming from the incident caught on video on Picnic Day, the night of April 22, on M Street in Davis. At least one person stomped and dented the young woman’s car, and police say the damage is approximately $7000 worth – making it felony vandalism.
Lt. Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department declined to release details of how police were able to track a suspect, given the low level of light available.
He did tell the Vanguard that no other suspects have been identified at this point.
The victim in the case has indicated that she was leaving work on the night of Picnic Day when she encountered a large crowd in the street, blocking cars from passing through.
When she honked, about 20 to 30 people surrounded her vehicle, rocking it back and forth and pounding on the windows and cursing.
The woman was not physically injured, but some of the assailants also kicked the car’s side panels and jumped on the hood and roof.
—David M. Greenwald reporting