Standoff over gun theft ends with Vallejo man’s arrest
PHOTO: Fairfield Police
FAIRFIELD — Police have arrested a Vallejo man after a brief standoff near Manuel Campos and Clay Bank Roads earlier this month.
On the afternoon of Monday, October 7, police received a call from a tow yard alerting them that someone had stolen a gun that had been hidden inside a car on their lot. He was gone by the time they arrived.
About an hour later, dispatch began receiving calls about someone walking in traffic and trying to hit vehicles near Manuel Campos and Clay Bank.
Responding officers found the man, identified as 24-year-old Alfred Zuniga, and ordered him to walk toward them with his hands up. Police say he refused, instead arguing, making obscene gestures, and refusing to answer questions.
After about twenty minutes, he was taken into custody with the help of K9 officer Cort. The whole standoff lasted from around 5:40 PM to 6 PM.
After the arrest, officers recovered an unregistered, loaded .39 caliber handgun. Investigation also revealed that Zuniga’s car had been towed to the yard in question after catching fire.
Zuniga is now in custody on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting an officer.