Neighborhood Comes Together To Help Capture Burglary Suspect
About noon on October 3, 2020, a resident found herself hiding in her home talking to Fairfield Police Department dispatch; someone had shut off her power and was attempting to break-in. As officers were on their way to her house, she gave a description of the suspect.
When officers arrived at the home located on the 1200 block of Grant Street, they could hear the suspect trying to make his way inside. They located him in the backyard, at which point he jumped the fence to avoid immediate arrest.
Several officers established a perimeter and searched for him on foot. The California Highway Patrol dispatched a helicopter for air support and K9 Hort used his heightened sense of smell to help sniff him out. After searching 19 backyards, the suspect was found in a shed and taken into custody with further assistance from K9 Hort.
The suspect was identified as 25-year old Devyn Coney-Jones of Oakland. After receiving medical clearance from a local hospital, he was booked at the county jail for residential burglary with bail set at $750,000. Additionally, he was wanted for two outstanding felony warrants for violating the terms of his parole which was granted after a previous robbery conviction. Coney- Jones remains in custody at the Solano County Jail.
The Fairfield Police Department extends their gratitude to the victim resident and her neighbors who gave constant updates on the whereabouts of the suspect which contributed to his capture.