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Observant Vacaville Resident Prevents Car Burglary

At about 1:07 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 21, an alert citizen noticed a man acting strangely in a local shopping center parking lot. The community-aware citizen called Vacaville Police dispatchers to inform them that the burglary suspect, who turned out to be Louis Gray, 22, of Vacaville, was methodically walking up and down the aisles in ...Full Article

Vacaville Traffic Stop Leads to Chop Shop, Stolen Vehicles, Meth in Nearby Residence

Police who pulled over a vehicle for expired registration tags discovered evidence of many other crimes. About 8:20 pm, January 15, a Vacaville Police Department Crime Suppression Team detective ...Full Article

Ending Jury Trial, Pastor/Arsonist Defendant Takes Plea Bargain

The trial was not going well; it looked like Mark Lewis was going to be facing a very serious stretch in state prison for stalking his girlfriend and being ...Full Article

Big Rig Driver Hits Hydrant, Leaves 25-Foot Gusher, Gets Arrested For DUI

On Christmas Day, an alert Vacaville citizen called 911 dispatchers to report that an eighteen-wheel semi-truck had knocked a fire hydrant off its moorings. When the big rig left ...Full Article

Christmas Day family drive turns tragic

In a case that may turn out to be a military man suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 50-year-old Charles Leroy Shaffer of Fairfield was arrested last night for the ...Full Article

Traveling Tennessee Commercial Pot Sellers Busted In Vacaville

Two visitors from Tennessee cruising the streets of Vacaville just after midnight on December 15 attracted the attention of alert Vacaville citizens. According to a Vacaville P.D. press release, ...Full Article

While Facing Criminal Charges, Ex-Convict Files Lawsuit from Jail

Jesse J. Butte, 33, facing charges in three pending criminal cases was in Solano County Court for a brief time on December 17 to get dates scheduled in January ...Full Article

Teen Rejects Plea Offer, Faces 6-Year Sentence For Vacaville Jewelry Heist

After the first of five suspects authorities deemed responsible for robbing a Vacaville jewelry store in 2012 underwent a weeklong trial of his case, a Solano County jury then ...Full Article

Man Driving Around With A Big Bucket of Pot In His Car Arrested

A Vacaville police officer routinely patrolling the 1000 block of Orange Drive near I-80 observed a man sitting alone in a car with no license plates in the Quality ...Full Article

Trial of Accused Killer in 2012 Fairfield Shooting Begins

Attorneys delivered opening statements on December 8 in Solano County Superior Court as the jury trial of a Suisun City resident accused of shooting a Fairfield man to death ...Full Article
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