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High Speed Pursuit of Car Thief Ends With Arrest by Police K-9

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 22, CHP officers were in hot pursuit of suspected car thief Robert Carter, 18, of Hayward. Suddenly, he led them off I-80 and onto surface streets in Vacaville. Carter took a wrong turn down a dead end street. He stopped the stolen vehicle just short of crashing into a garage. Jumping ...Full Article

DUI Suspect Nabbed After High-Speed Pursuit and Unusual Escape Attempt

Vacaville police arrested the DUI suspect after he attempted to escape capture by ditching his car and hailing a taxicab. About midnight October 14, a Vacaville police officer spotted ...Full Article

Drunk Driver Injures Vacaville Boy

A Stockton man driving under the influence of alcohol struck a six-year-old boy pedestrian on October 4. Several callers informed Vacaville Police 911 dispatchers about the incident, which took place in the parking ...Full Article

Juvenile Arrested for Attempted Murder of Dixon Police Officer

A juvenile 15 years of age was arrested for attempted homicide (PC 664-187) after exchanging gunfire with police officers near Dixon High School, according to a Dixon Police Department ...Full Article

Swindler Gets Federal Prison Sentence For Bribing Travis AFB Official

A native of Afghanistan, 41, now a naturalized American citizen, was sentenced September 25 to two years in federal prison. Lida Amin had bribed an Air Force official in ...Full Article

Dixon Real Estate Salesman/Bank Robber Convicted of Mail Fraud, Could Serve 30 Years

On September 22, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that a federal jury had found former real estate salesman and convicted bank robber Hubert Rotteveel, 52, a resident of Dixon, ...Full Article

Prosecutors Drop Embezzlement Charges Against Vacaville Coach For Now

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion on September 16 to drop charges of embezzlement against the Vanden High School head football coach. Levon Haynes, 42, had ...Full Article

Preliminary Hearing Set for Vacaville Pastor’s Firebombing Trial

The preliminary hearing for the trial of the Baptist pastor accused in January of firebombing his former girlfriend’s family home has been set for September 26. Pastor Mark Lewis, ...Full Article

After High-Speed Getaway From No Crime, Man Lands In Canal.

The driver of a vehicle that led police in a pursuit reaching speeds upwards of 70 mph through suburban Fairfield eventually plunged into the waters of the Putah Creek ...Full Article

Hit and Run Suspect in Bicyclist’s Death Identified

In March, 2014, an Alamo man, Dan Taylor, 72, of Alamo was struck and killed as he rode his bicycle along Putah Creek Road near Winters. On September 10, ...Full Article
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