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October 28, 2017 – Yuba County Sheriff Detectives are actively investigating a home invasion robbery, attempted murder and aggravated assaults that occurred at a residence located in the 5400 block of Northridge Way in Loma Rica in the early morning hours today. On 10-28-17 at approximately 12:22 AM, Deputies responded to the 5400 block of Northridge Way in Loma Rica in reference to a 911 call. The caller reported that there was a robbery underway at the residence and that shots had been fired by suspect(s).
Upon deputies arrival in the area, two suspects were located at the driveway entrance to the residence in a U-Haul van and were detained and later arrested, while additional deputies responded to the residence. The suspects in the U-Haul were identified as David Rojas age 23 and Ramona Ramirez age 48, both of Santa Rosa. As deputies entered the residence, they located and detained a third suspect identified as Rosendo Lopez age 48 of Santa Rosa who was also arrested. Five victims were rescued from the residence and included three females who were uninjured, and two males with serious head injuries. Two additional suspects, described as both Hispanic males age 30-40, were able to flee the residence and remain outstanding at this time.
The two male victims were transported to two different hospitals, where one remains in stable condition at a local hospital and the second was flown to a Chico area hospital where he is in serious condition. It is believed the head injuries to both victims were caused by blunt force trauma and not gun shots.
While authorities were at the residence, a large quantity of Marijuana was located and is believed to be the motive for the Robbery. Detectives are actively processing the scene of the crime at this time and a regional search is underway for the two remaining suspects who should be considered armed and dangerous. It has not been determined what weapons are currently outstanding. The two suspects being sought are described as Hispanic males, age 30-40, and both with heavy builds and short black hair. One has a mustache and the other has a slight beard. It is believed they initially fled on foot from the victim’s home.
Suspects Rojas, Ramirez, and Lopez were all booked into the Yuba County Jail on the charges below with bail set at $500,000:
664/187PC ATTEMPTED MURDER
182PC CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
422PC CRIMINAL THREATS
245(A)(2)PC ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM