Fairfield Police Reportedly Stop Vandalism Suspects Less than 1,000 Feet from Crime Scene
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Law enforcement officials in Solano County recently arrested four individuals in connection with the alleged vandalism of a vehicle in the Gold Hill Road area earlier this week.
According to a press release by the Fairfield Police Department, officers responded to a call concerning a suspicious vehicle on the 1300 block of Gold Hill Road on the evening of Saturday, July 15. Upon arrival, the officers discovered a car with both its front and rear license plates obscured by tape and plastic wrap. Taking immediate action, they conducted a stop on the vehicle near Wedgewood Court, where four males were found inside.
The occupants reportedly consented to a search of the vehicle, during which officers discovered various items including an aluminum bat, a black ski mask, and a switchblade knife. Meanwhile, a resident residing on Fairoaks Court reported an act of vandalism to their vehicle, which turned out to be located approximately 700 feet from where the officers conducted the stop. The victim’s front windshield had been shattered, and the tires were found slashed, police said.
A witness, who observed the incident, stated that four males, one of whom was wielding a bat, were responsible for damaging the victim’s vehicle. When confronted by the witness, the suspects fled on foot. Shortly afterward, a vehicle matching the description of the one stopped by the officers sped away.
As a result of the investigation, two individuals were taken into custody. Colin Catamura (20) and Jelani Kelly (18), both residents of Fairfield, were booked on suspicion of vandalism and conspiracy to commit a crime. The two remaining suspects, both 17-year-old minors, were released to their parents.
Law enforcement officials continue to examine the evidence and investigate the incident further. Aanyone with additional information is encouraged to come forward and assist in the ongoing inquiry. It was unclear at press time whether any of the suspects had retained legal counsel.