Photo: confiscated gun and ammo
Originally published as a Fairfield Police Department Facebook post –
“Fairfield Police Officers have been working with local businesses on Walter Court and Walters Rd. to disrupt a rash of burglaries. These collaborations are invaluable to our efforts in reducing property crimes, and the harm they cause to our local hard working small businesses. Fairfield Officers arrest Alvaro Rorsas Villa Gomez, a 33 year-old Fairfield resident in possession of a stolen firearm and suspected to have committed multiple burglaries in the community.
On Monday, Feb 8, 2021 Fairfield Dispatch received a call from one of our businesses on Walters Court in regards to suspicious activity and trespassing. Officer Del Monte responded to the call and met with the reporting party who was able to provide additional details of the trespassing and suspicious activity.
During the investigation patrol learned Alvaro Rorsas Villa Gomez was on probation for similar crimes committed in and around the area. Gomez was uncooperative and provided false identification to officers. A Further investigation by officers revealed Gomez had a felony warrant for his arrest. During a search officers located a loaded, stolen handgun, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Gomez was arrested and booked into the Solano County Jail for: Stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance, false identification, probation violation and a felony warrant.
Officers also arrested Erich Kline, a 22 year-old Fairfield resident for: Stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and prohibited person in possession of ammunition.
Great work by members of our community and responding Officers, Del Monte and Moran for recovering a stolen .357 Magnum revolver.
This is another great example of our department’s mission and goals set forth throughout 2021 – Reducing harm, reducing crime and the fear of crime for all, while increasing trust, community engagement and strengthening our partnerships.
Our Crime Prevention unit is collaborating with businesses across Fairfield through its “Business Watch” program to prevent crime and build lasting relationships with our hardworking businesses.
Business Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of business owners, managers, and employees in cooperation with our police department to reduce crime in their work environment. It is designed to:
• Protect you, your business and your employees.
• Provide a networking system between businesses that quickly and accurately disseminates information.
• Establish partnerships between local businesses and law enforcement.
• Promoting communication and understanding between law enforcement and the business community.
• Encouraging cooperation between neighboring merchants.
• Teaching merchants to crime-proof their own properties and to watch over neighboring businesses and report any suspicious activity to authorities.
Through these partnerships, our Public Service Area Commanders are able to establish direct enforcement to prevent and interrupt criminal activity in and around the area.”