Photo: scenes from a busy night
VACAVILLE – Modern technology helped the Vacaville Police Department make three arrests in two separate incidents recently.
On January 3 a concerned citizen got the ear of a VPD officer, relating that they had seen someone “use narcotics and then drive away.” In fact, the vehicle was still within sight as the witness pointed it out to the officer.
34-year-old John Greer was stopped and at first gave the officers a fake name. Here’s where some of the technology came into play. Officers used a thumbprint scanner to not only positively identify Greer but also discover that he had an outstanding US Marshals warrant.
Shortly after, officers came upon a vehicle at a gas station. A mounted LPR (License Plate Reader)scanned the vehicles license plate and reported it as stolen.