Fairfield Police interrupt street race, arrest suspected gang member in two respective incidents
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Fairfield Police have announced multiple arrests across two separate incidents involving racing activity and a suspected gang member, respectively.
In the first incident, on Halloween morning, an officer was conducting an enforcement stop when he reportedly heard two cars rapidly accelerate. The two cars blew right by the officer, who caught up to them on eastbound Travis Boulevard.
60-year-old Martin Lowe and 24-year-old Michael Lowe, both of Sacramento, were arrested on suspicion of performing a high-speed contest and later released on notices to appear. The cars, which police say were being driven in excess of 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, were impounded and that the two men will be able to reclaim them after 30 days.
In the second incident, on the afternoon of November 4, an officer pulled over 20-year-old Manuel Maldonado Torres on suspicion of driving without a license. The officer also found a loaded handgun in one of Torres’ pockets.
Police say the same officer had pulled Torres over about a month earlier, which was it was first discovered he didn’t have a license.
Torres, discovered to be an active Sureno gang associate, was arrested and booked on suspicion of multiple weapons violations and driving without a license.