Sunday, December 21, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

4 from Solano caught in child sex investigation

By
From page A3 | June 25, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County operation of a national FBI investigation to address commercial child sex trafficking resulted in the rescue of one minor and the arrest of four men for alleged pimping, the Fairfield Police Department says.

Police said Lorenzo Grays, an 18-year-old Suisun City resident, was arrested on suspicion of pimping. Grays has prior law enforcement-related contacts for alleged battery, criminal threats, burglary, obstructing law enforcement, possession of stolen property, robbery and domestic violence, according to police.

Marcus Cole, a 26-year-old Vallejo resident, was arrested on suspicion of pimping. Cole is a convicted felon and has prior law enforcement-related contacts for alleged robbery, kidnapping, domestic violence, false imprisonment, carjacking, burglary and human trafficking, according to police.

Martinez resident Patrick Winters, 43, was arrested on suspicion of communicating with a minor for purposes of engaging in lewd conduct, police said. Sheraz Gul, 38, of Berkeley, was also arrested on suspicion of communicating with a minor for purposes of engaging in lewd conduct.

The FBI, with local, state and federal law enforcement partners, over the past week conducted Operation Cross Country VIII. About  400 separate agencies participated nationwide. The Sacramento division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated in this operation and conducted operations with state and local law enforcement partners in Solano, Sacramento and Fresno counties.

The Solano County operation was conducted at various locations in Fairfield and in a coordinated effort with the Fairfield Police Department, the FBI, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, the Vacaville Police Department and the Suisun City Police Department.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

 

 

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 8 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • JimboJune 24, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    Post their photos.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Antoine williamsJune 25, 2014 - 5:29 am

    Sound like alot of money wasted for four arrest but. There complaing about solano action project spending money to help homeless

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • just sayin'June 25, 2014 - 7:54 am

    https://local.nixle.com/alert/5222088/?sub_id=1488022

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • just sayin'June 25, 2014 - 7:56 am

    Jimbo, sign up for Nixel (dot com) you will see the photos there. For the other .. this was not a waste of time but a good operation done to help citizens. More than 4 were arrested, but the 4 here were from our area.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • nonchalantJune 25, 2014 - 6:52 am

    When it comes to trafficking their nasty selves should be going down.that's not a waste of budget money.finally they did something good out in that county

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • BobJune 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

    This kind of law enforcement makes sense compared to setting money aside to bust Chop Shops, has anyone read about a chop shop being busted recently? When was the last one found? Let's try going after speeders, red light/stop sign runners(read Suisun City)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SolanoresidentJune 25, 2014 - 7:19 am

    The girls are letting themselves get pimped they like intercourse and find out they can make money from it ..

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • sobreakitdownformeJune 25, 2014 - 9:46 am

    It doesn't make it right. They are too young to get involved in this and too young to understand the repercussions. Your body and your mind don't mature at the same time.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

The Salvation Army serves 1,000-plus across 2 days

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1, 5 Comments | Gallery

 
Blue Christmas service offers reflection, hope

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1

Shining bright for all to see: Locals deck out yards, homes

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Time for annual Solano County quiz

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

Bevy of holiday activities at Western Railway Museum

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
State Fair scholarship applications available

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Get tested, know your status

By Morgan Westfall | From Page: C4

 
Free New Year’s celebration slated

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

 
 
New development fees start Jan. 1 in Vacaville

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

A word of warning for Senator Warren

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7, 6 Comments

 
New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Suisun City police log: Dec. 19, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Fairfield police log: Dec. 19, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
Sky-high price has VA rationing hep C drug

By Tom Philpott | From Page: B10

.

US / World

Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
AP sources: Cops’ killer angry at chokehold death

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

 
Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
California officer kills teen after machete attack

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

 
Panama’s Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
2 car bombs rock southern Sweden’s city of Malmo

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Bombings kill 12 in Iraq

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

 
US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 21, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

 
New school finance strategy lacks accountability

By Dan Walters | From Page: A8

Season’s greetings from the Obamas

By Alexandra Petri | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

 
Sound off for Dec. 21, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Today in History: Dec. 21, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3, 1 Comment

Why celebrate Christmas?

By Noel Reese | From Page: C3, 2 Comments

 
Horoscopes: Dec. 21, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

Should I ask grandson why we weren’t included in wedding photos?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

 
.

Entertainment

Review: ‘Five’ by Ursula Archer is intriguing

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

Publisher hopes to sell books through Twitter

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
Chris Colfer has multi-book deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

Jerry Lee Lewis: Sustained by brief blaze of glory

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

New Giants 3B McGehee eager to play back home

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

49ers squander 21-point lead in 4th straight loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Raiders place cornerback Brown on injured reserve

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
This date in sports history for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
.

Business

Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
On the money: 4 ways to hold on to your cash when renting a car

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeys

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Scarecrows outnumber people in dying Japan town

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

.

Obituaries

Marian Kay Zutz

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Bart Ferro

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Dominic C. Scolaro

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Barbara Jean Bidstrup Braker

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Perry Michael Smetts

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Luzdivina B. Banks

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Arnold Howard Evans

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Anthony Hanson Elder

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

.

Comics