Photo: Two of the confiscated guns | Vacaville PD
Originally published as a Vacaville Police Department Facebook post:
“On Sunday (1/16) afternoon officers were conducting directed speed enforcement on Leisure Town Rd. near Stonegate Dr. and stopped a vehicle for speeding. While speaking with the driver, Calista Ayala (20, Vacaville) officers learned she had a gun under her seat. Ms. Ayala complied with the officer’s commands, was safely detained, and an unserialized polymer 80-style handgun was located under the driver’s seat, in addition to magazines and ammunition. Mr. Ayala was booked into the Solano County Jail on various firearms charges.
Early Friday (1/28) morning, an alert officer saw a man sitting in a local carwash area, and confirmed he was still on active CDC parole. The officer contacted the man, Russell Ruben (44, Vacaville) to conduct a parole compliance check. Mr. Ruben complied with the officer’s commands and was safely detained. Officers found almost a quarter pound of marijuana as well as an unserialized polymer 80-style handgun inside the vehicle. Mr. Ruben has several prior felony convictions (including violent crimes) and was booked into the Solano County Jail on a variety of felony charges.
Late Friday (1/28) night, an officer stopped a vehicle due to various vehicle code violations. The officers developed probable cause to search the vehicle, and provided verbal commands to the driver, Miguel Harris (27, Chandler AZ). Though initially reluctant, Mr. Harris eventually complied with the officer’s commands and was safely detained. Officers found a gun magazine and ammunition in the vehicle, but no gun, which was odd. They continued looking and found an unregistered handgun hidden in the engine compartment. In addition to the hidden gun, officers also found evidence of Mr. Harris’ involvement in human trafficking, and additional investigation was completed by our specialized Human Trafficking Detectives before Mr. Harris was booked into the Solano County Jail on a plethora of felony charges.
The next night (1/29) an officer stopped a vehicle for various vehicle code violations and spoke with the driver, Iman Gullatt (21, Tracy). During a later search of the vehicle, approximately a pound of marijuana and loaded Glock handgun with an extended magazine were found. Mr. Gullatt was booked into the Solano County Jail on varying firearm charges.
A few days later, on Monday (1/31) afternoon, officers were alerted to a vehicle in the Lagoon Valley Park area that appeared to be circling the park and looking into vehicles. An officer found the vehicle, and noted the driver hastily parked once the patrol car was in view. The driver, Antonio Royal (37, Houston TX) initially gave officers a fake name, but thankfully complied with the officer’s commands and was safely detained. Mr. Royal’s true identity was determined via fingerprint reader, and officers learned had an outstanding federal warrant for weapons violations. Officers found a loaded revolver inside Mr. Royal’s car that was reported stolen out of Vallejo. Mr. Royal was also booked into the Solano County Jail on a variety of felony charges.
Early Wednesday (2/09) morning, an officer stopped a car for a vehicle code violation and discovered the driver was unlicensed. All the occupants were under 21 years of age and there were various items of marijuana and alcohol throughout the car. During a subsequent search, officers found a loaded, unregistered Glock handgun in a purse that had been immediately beside passenger Kamauri Martin’s (19, Oakland) feet. She was booked into the Solano County Jail on felony firearms charges.
Early Friday (2/18) morning, and officer stopped a car for its expired registration and spoke with occupants. A passenger, Jarvis Brown (34, Antioch) appeared evasive and initially gave officers a false name. All occupants complied with the officer’s commands and were safely detained and officers located a Glock handgun with an extended magazine where Mr. Brown had been seated. Mr. Brown was booked into the Solano County Jail on various firearms charges.
On Sunday (2/20) afternoon, an officer responded to a call about a reckless driver doing donuts in an intersection. The officer found the car, stopped it and spoke with the driver, Dayjon Morrissette (18, Suisun). During a later search of the vehicle, officers found an unserialized Polymer-80 style handgun and suspected psilocybin mushrooms under the driver’s seat. Mr. Morrissette was booked into the Solano County Jail for various felony charges.
Just before midnight on Monday (2/28), officers were checking a parking lot and saw a group of people quickly exit a parked car and head into a nearby business. Officers checked and saw what appeared to be a handgun with an extended magazine in plain view inside the vehicle. When the group returned to their car, they complied with the officer’s commands and were detained.
Three of the detained individuals were Athenamaria Moralejomariano (23, Vallejo), Nail Safeeullah (23, Vallejo) and Naim Safeeullah (18, Vallejo). Ms. Moralejomariano had a loaded Glock handgun in her purse, and officers found the original Glock handgun with extended magazine in the car, as well as a third Glock handgun that was loaded with a 30-round magazine and had been modified for fully automatic fire. All three were booked into the Solano County Jail on a variety of felony charges.”