Winters Fire Department Report Log May 16: 11:28 a.m., medical aid, CR 29A. May 17: 4:45 a.m., medical aid, 400 block of Morgan Street. ~11:29 a.m., medical aid, 400 block of Morgan Street. ~12:29 p.m., carbon monoxide alarm, Venada Drive. ~2:33 p.m., medical aid, 100 block of Third Street. ~4:38 p.m., fire alarm, 10 block of E. Grant Avenue. May 18: 11:33 p.m., medical aid, 300 block of Abbey Street. May 20: 10:17 a.m., medical aid, First block of E. Main Street. May 22: 3:54 p.m., vehicle accident, Railroad Avenue/Russell Street. Winters Police Department Report Log April 30-May 20: Unk., 800 block of Railroad Avenue, vandalism. May 10-19: Unk., First block of East Abbey Street, theft. May 16: 3:23 a.m., Arrest: Richard Vasquez Lancaster (age 50) for suspended driver’s license, expired vehicle registration, no proof of insurance. Disposition: Issued notice to appear in court. ~2:35 p.m., 900 block of Railroad Avenue, locate missing person. ~3:21 p.m., 400 block of Grant Avenue, trespass. May 17: 6:50 a.m., County Road 90, commercial audible alarm. ~11:39 a.m., First block of Edwards Street, truancy. ~11:12 p.m., 100 block of First Street, battery. May 18: 12:13 a.m., 100 block of Wolfskill Street, vandalism. ~7 p.m., 800 block of Dutton Street, burglary. May 18-19: 12-5 p.m., 800 block of Railroad Avenue, vandalism. May 19: 6:45 a.m., 100 block of Main Street, commercial audible alarm. ~5 p.m., 800 block of Railroad Avenue, theft. ~5 p.m., 800 block of Railroad Avenue, vandalism. ~7:02 p.m., 100 block of Baker Street, domestic violence. ~10:37 p.m., 100 block of East Grant Avenue, commercial audible alarm. May 20: 3 a.m., 800 block of Railroad Avenue, burglary. ~3 a.m., 800 Block of Railroad Avenue, vandalism. ~2:19 p.m., First block of Edwards Street, truancy. May 21: 7:53 a.m., 400 block of Cottage Circle, fraud. ~12:13 p.m., 100 block of East Grant Avenue, recovered stolen vehicle.]]>
A manhunt was underway Monday night for the suspect in a shooting in downtown Winters that left a 32-year-old woman dead and stunned a community not used to such violent displays. While the victim's name was not yet released by coroner's officials, friends and colleagues identified the slain woman as Leslie Pinkston, a 1999 graduate of Winters High School and the mother of a young daughter. Twelve hours after the shooting, Winters police announced they had obtained an arrest warrant for Pinkston's ex-boyfriend, 30-year-old William Carl Gardner III of Sacramento, in connection with the fatal shooting. Chief Sergio Gutierrez said Gardner should be considered "armed and dangerous."