On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Deputies received a call for service on the 6400 block of El Dorado Ave in Yucca Valley for the report of a pedestrian being hit by a car. The reporting party advised the vehicle, which struck the pedestrian, fled from the scene.
When deputies arrived, and located the victim, later identified as Tyla Gower, 42 of Yucca Valley, suffering from severe injuries to her head and legs. Initially, no witnesses came forward when Deputies arrived After an extensive door to door search for witnesses, Deputies were able to obtain a suspect vehicle description.
Deputy Coillot of the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team recognized the vehicle from witness descriptions due to conducting extra patrol in the paradise area of Yucca Valley. Deputy Coillot was able to locate the residence which belongs to the suspect, leading Deputies to find the vehicle used in the crime. Deputies were able to Identify a suspect Douglas Davis, 45 of Yucca Valley.
Davis was located outside of the Oasis of Eden Motel in Yucca Valley. Davis was quickly arrested and subsequently booked into the Morongo Basin Jail for CVC 20001(a) (Hit and Run Causing Injury), with his bail set at $50,000.
The Multiple Enforcement Team / Problem Oriented Policing Detail is funded by and serves the Town of Yucca Valley. Among other duties, officers assigned to this detail seek wanted persons, work with parole and probation officers to ensure that people under their supervision remain in compliance with the law. Deputies respond to concerns expressed by citizens regarding all types of criminal activity that is affecting their neighborhoods and communities. Citizens with any such information are encouraged to contact Deputy Chris Coillot at (760) 366 4175. Citizens may also anonymously provide information to We Tip by calling 1-800-78 CRIME (1-800-782-7463) or by visiting WETIP.COM on the internet.