On July 11, 2012, at approximately 6 AM officers responded to 1809 Picasso Ave. for a report of suspicious subjects looking into vehicles. As officers arrived, they stopped a pickup leaving the area. The truck was occupied by two males. The passenger opened the door and ran as the officers affected the car stop. The driver was taken into custody and subsequently identified as Eric Buenafe (46 years old of Dixon).
Upon further investigation, officers discovered that several vehicle break-ins recently occurred in the area. Based on the evidence uncovered during the investigation officers suspected that Buenafe and the passenger who fled were responsible for the vehicle burglaries. Eric Buenafe was arrested and ultimately lodged at the Yolo County Jail in Woodland on burglary charges.
Davis Police are also looking for Michael Cordell (a 44 year old Solano man) in connection with this case. Cordell is known to carry weapons and should be considered armed and dangerous. Individuals should not attempt to detain or take him into custody. Contact Davis Police at (530) 747-5400. if you know his whereabouts.
So far Davis Police have identified three victim vehicles associated with this incident.
Lt. Paul Doroshov
Public Information Officer
Davis Police Department