Suspect In Vacaville Meat Market Burglary Apprehended by K-9 Officer
A Vacaville resident, 18, was arrested in the early morning hours of June 19 for burglarizing the Mexico Meat Market at 1130 E. Monte Vista Avenue.
Within minutes of receiving notification that an alarm was tripped at the business, Vacaville police arrived on scene at about 3:12 am. The meat market’s window was shattered. As they reconnoitered the building, officers caught sight of a suspect leaving the premises.
A K-9 officer named Syar gave chase, apprehending the suspect, later identified as Todd Sampson, who was arrested within a matter of seconds. During a subsequent interrogation, Sampson informed officers that more, possibly armed, suspects still lurked inside the store.
The officers set up a secure perimeter around the store that involved blocking off a portion of Monte Vista Avenue for a brief period. The Vacaville SWAT Team and Yolo Bomb Squad were both called in for support, the latter providing equipment with which to search the store. After a meticulous examination of the premises, police discovered no other burglary suspects.
Sampson received treatment for minor injuries inflicted by K-9 Officer Syar in the line of duty and subsequently was lodged in the Solano County Jail. Since Sampson just turned 18, his publicly available arrest record does not go back very far, but records show that right after his February birthday, he has been in a lot of trouble. He was picked up for burglary on March 4, and for both burglary and robbery on March 28, followed by this more recent incident.