Two ex-convicts with extensive criminal records were arrested on July 25 after Fairfield Police investigated a break-in and thefts from a residence, where authorities had found a dead man on April 25.
Fairfield police said the 71-year-old deceased male individual’s cause of death is still unknown, although investigators discovered nothing suspicious in the residence located along the 1600 block of Centennial Drive in Fairfield.
Two or three weeks later, unidentified burglars stole a variety of things from the same residence, including a distinctive handmade $45,000 Morgan sports car. Fairfield police investigators discovered the stolen car being stored at a residence on Dally Drive in a rural area outside Vacaville. While obtaining a search warrant for the residence, the investigators became aware that James Whitmire, 42, an ex-convict on federal probation, was connected with it.
At 6 am on July 25, Fairfield police contacted Whitmire at the Vacaville Walmart store. Meanwhile, Solano County Sheriff’s Department SWAT executed the search warrant on his Dally Road residence. The investigators contacted four people at this residence and recovered the stolen Morgan vehicle.
Police said Whitmire has previously been contacted by law enforcement regarding such felony charges as arson, burglary, fraud, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Timothy Pollock, 55, a Solano County resident and convicted felon, was among the four people police contacted at the Dally Road residence. His criminal record includes auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct, battery, domestic violence, and child cruelty.
Whitmire was booked into Solano County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property and federal probation violation. Pollock was jailed on several outstanding warrants. Police released the other three people they encountered at his residence.