Robbery and Assault at Valero Leads to Complaints About Lack of Action by Police

The Vanguard received a communication over Yolo Leaks this week with complaints about two individuals who committed an assault at the Valero on Mace and Chiles in Davis against an employee of that Valero.

The individual provided the Vanguard with a low-quality video of a cell phone recording a cell phone recording.  The video clearly shows two individuals attacking an employee of the gas station before running off.

According to the email from an anonymous individual, who apparently works across the street at Taco Bell.  The Davis PD arrived on the scene which reportedly scared the attackers off, but the complaint was that the police did little in follow up, according to email, even though a report was filed.

The individual told the Vanguard, “later on that same night those very same two men came back and smashed in that Valero employee’s windshield.”

The individual stated: “Across the street, the Employees at Taco Bell noticed what was going on and a couple of them came out to help the Valero employee and they also helped scare them away, but at the same time it painted a target on Taco Bell’s back.”

The employees say that they “have given up on calling the police because they won’t help. These two men are also believed to have been involved in an armed robbery at Chevron down the street. They openly admitted to a Taco Bell Employee that they were here to “get licks”, which is slang for “commit robberies”.”

The individual describes the men as “armed, dangerous, and on the prowl.”  They are believed to be currently staying at the Motel 6 down the street on Chiles.

According to information from the individuals, “The Davis PD is aware of all of this information and yet they still won’t do anything and news crews were called but they won’t cover the story because, according to them, it’s not “breaking news””

The Vanguard is looking into the matter further and attempting to get a copy of the original video which could be posted.

—David M. Greenwald reporting


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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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10 Comments

  1. Alan Miller

    They are believed to be currently staying at the Motel 6 down the street on Chiles . . .  the Davis PD is aware of all of this information and yet they still won’t do anything

    Better get over there quick – it’s almost checkout time at the “6”.

  2. Alan Miller

    There’s a plan:  commit several crimes including two robberies, admit you are doing it to an employee at a nearby fast-food joint, and stay at nearby motel.  Maybe the Davis PD can’t believe anyone is that stupid.

  3. Alan Miller

    UPDATE:  The is agent Miller of the unofficial Davis anti-crme task force (UDACTF).  I’ve been staking out the Motel 6 since noon, with no sign of the assailants.  I brought a pillow and may be making a night of it.  If anyone else wants to take over, post below, I have to work in the morning.  And it’s really difficult to light the menorah in a Jeep, so I really should head home.  But duty calls, as Taco Bell must be protected.  If DPD won’t fight crime, vigilante justice must protect Davis.  This is agent Miller signing off . . .

    1. Bill Marshall

      Agent Miller… are you any relation to Barney (not the purple one), or his Brother Hal, who used to live on Linden Lane, in Davis?  The menorah reference caught my eye…

  4. Olivia Kraft

    Seriously?! People are more worried about asking who the acting agent is(related to) that commented on this article than the actual article!? That is just BULL!! I guess it really is true that no one actually cares what happened or gives a crap about the situation or the people involved! Nice to know that the people that visit this site care more about socializing than the actual IMPORTANT NEWS that is posted!

    1. Alan Miller

      !? That is just BULL!! I guess it really is true that no one actually cares what happened or gives a crap about the situation or the people involved!

      Hey, I’ve been staking out the Taco Bell and Motel 6 off Mace for the last week plus without any compensation, and you say I don’t care?  And then you are questioning my fellow Miller relations such as my uncle Barney?  I think you need to check your purple privilege . . .

      — Agent Miller

    2. Ron Glick

      Hi Olivia. No it wasn’t serious. It was a joke. A play on names from a TV show from the 80’s, Barney Miller who was played by actor Hal Linden. Probably before your time so you didn’t get it.
      You are correct that some of the posters aren’t taking this complaint seriously. I’m sure the victims of these crimes feel differently and since they are members of our community perhaps the posters might do so as well.

      1. Alan Miller

        perhaps the posters might do so as well.

        I doubt it.  Speaking for myself I’m a heartless sociopath who doesn’t care about crime or other human beings.

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