Photo: Motel 6 in Fairfield
CROCKET— A swift murder investigation resulted in an arrest in one day. Authorities apprehended a suspect several hours after a corpse was found on the side of a busy boulevard.
On the morning of November 29th, a passing motorist alerted the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office that a body was lying alongside Crocket Boulevard, between Cummings Skyway and Pomona Avenue.
Detectives from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office tracked down and arrested a suspect, with help from a SWAT team. The Fairfield Police Department assisted in this investigation and arrest.
• At 7:14 a.m., a sheriff’s office dispatcher received a call and soon afterward first responders found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The victim was a 30-year-old man from Vacaville.
• Later in the afternoon, detectives traveled to a Motel 6, located at 4376 Central Place in Fairfield. They wanted to question a man there, but the man refused to cooperate. In fact, he refused to come out of a motel room.
• At 4:40 p.m., detectives requested assistance from Fairfield PD, and a SWAT team was organized. After a standoff lasting a few hours, the suspect surrendered peacefully at 9:26 p.m.
• The suspect identified as 46-year-old Toriano Collier was taken into custody. Collier was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility with bail denied. His charges are murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and probation violation.
This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information can call 925-313-2600. For any tips, call 866-846-3592 anonymously, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.