Two arrested after belligerence during traffic stop

Two arrested after belligerence during traffic stop

Rodolfo Ramirez (L) and Michael Ayalew (R)

DIXON — On August 12th, police stopped a car for a traffic violation and West A & Jackson.

The occupants, initially cooperative at first, became non-compliant when officers approached their vehicle, refusing to roll down the windows or exit the vehicle. The driver also refused to show his license.

The occupants were also reportedly moving around continually, careful not to show their hands.

Concerned for their own safety, the officers ordered all occupants out of the vehicle — to which the driver and rear seat passenger still refused to comply.

The rear seat passenger, later identified as 52-year-old Rodolfo Ramirez of Dixon, began reaching under the seat when officers tried to physically remove him. Not wanting to continue struggling with Ramirez in case he was reaching for a gun, a K9 unit was sent in to drag him from the car (and did).

At that point, the driver — 32-year-old Michael Ayalew of Fairfield — chose to comply.

Ramirez was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine. He was treated for minor injuries before being arrested for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Ayalew is charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

The passenger who complied with officers throughout the incident has not been charged.

Two arrested after belligerence during traffic stop was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by admin
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