Sunday, April 20, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Alleged threat sees Suisun City man in court

By
From page A3 | December 07, 2013 | 19 Comments

FAIRFIELD — A Suisun City man whose attitude did not sit well with a city code enforcement officer pleaded not guilty to felony charges of making criminal threats and being a felon with a gun.

Edward C. Crown, 53, greeted the code enforcement officer at the front door of his Montebello Drive home on the morning of Nov. 13. Crown was told about a city ordinance that prohibits cars from sitting parked on city streets for more than 72 hours. The code enforcement officer pointed to leaves and debris under Crown’s car tires and the cobweb running from the car’s bumper to the curb.

According to court records, Crown then expressed concern about other cars parked for days at a time in the neighborhood. Then he complained about jet fuel in the air from the planes taking off from nearby Travis Air Force Base. Then he voiced dissatisfaction over another city ordinance prohibiting people from washing cars in their driveways or on the street.

The code enforcement officer told Crown she was just going to go ahead and put a courtesy notice on his car.

Crown’s alleged response: ”Anyone puts anything sticky on my car and I’ll put a bullet through them.”

The code enforcement officer did not take kindly to Crown’s alleged comment. Her boss was also nonplussed. He did some research on Crown and discovered he had previously been convicted of having a concealed gun in public and had lost his right to possess firearms and ammunition.

Suisun City police officers showed up at Crown’s front door the next day – search warrant in hand. A search of Crown’s home resulted in police seizing a handgun, ammunition, a holster and some gun cleaning gear. Crown was handcuffed, arrested and taken to jail where he posted $30,000 bail before being released.

Crown ended his brief court appearance by being told to come back to court again Jan. 13 when a date may be set for a probable cause hearing.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 19 comments

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

  • Rich GiddensDecember 06, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    I don't show any code stating that washing your car is prohibited. Please don't threaten the code enforcement officers. They are there for us and regrettably, we have to call quite often to report blight, nuisances and vehicle violations. Pam Greenberg was the best Officer but she transfered. I wouldn't want that job because there are too many people who don't understand why we have to have rules. Montebello Drive is a problem area and now all of Montebello Vista is a problem. We used to do that job on base and it's no fun having to inform errant neighbors to clean up their mess.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • rlw895December 07, 2013 - 6:50 am

    Anybody have a problem with this guy going to jail and/or losing his gun?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JazzAzzDecember 07, 2013 - 8:50 am

    Nope. But I do have a problem if there really is an ordinance against washing your car in your own driveway or in front of your own residence. This is an ordinance that I would 100% IGNORE, Civil Disobedience. Just as I ignore the, "Do Not Burn Days," when I see it is a perfectly CLEAR day, and COLD!!!!!! Can't wash your own car>>TRY AND STOP ME!!!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CEGBDecember 07, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    I think the "car washing ordinance" is in place because all of the chemicals/soap people use while washing their vehicles run down into the storm drains and out into the marsh. To my knowledge it's not REALLY enforced though. Police officers are probably not going to stop and cite you for washing your car - its a lot more paperwork and hassle for them than it is for you.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JazzAzzDecember 07, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Doesn't matter if they did enforce it. I'd ignore them and ignore any citation. What are they gonna do, take my washing license away?? Not driving so I'd refuse to show my license, not related. So they can KISS THIS!!!!!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • rlw895December 07, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    JA: Seriously? What do you think will happen if you contemptuously ignore a law even after a warning? No sympathy here. These laws are not designed to make you unhappy; they are designed to protect other people or the environment from the nuisances you carelessly and recklessly seem determined to create. What's your problem, anyway?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JazzAzzDecember 07, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    No problem here, as long as this Nanny State community does not violate MY FREEDOMS, because otherwise the crap WILL HIT the fan. Like clean cars (not having to pay a car wash, who might be filling the pockets of local Government folk), and like a warm fire when it is cold out!!!!!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CEGBDecember 07, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    No one should violate your freedoms but you have no problem with violating someone else's. How does that work? I thought the earth revolved around the sun. RLW895, you are absolutely right. "These laws are not designed to make you unhappy; they are designed to protect other people or the environment..." Sometimes they're odd, annoying, outrageous or down right kind of silly, but they're put in place for the most part to do some good somewhere. Sometimes all you need is a change of perspective.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Legend1949December 08, 2013 - 7:37 am

    What about the law about not parking on grass or dirt, gravel and cement are ok Where DO you wash your car at home?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Legend1949December 08, 2013 - 7:39 am

    Your treat?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Legend1949December 08, 2013 - 7:44 am

    Thank you everyone for caring enough to read a newspaper for the news and trying to find out what's going on in our area and WHY it's that way. MERRY CHRISTMAS !

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CEGBDecember 07, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    Also, no burn days have to do with helping to keep air quality at healthy levels. It doesn't matter if its clear or cold, pollen and pollutants in the air can cause significant health concerns for elderly people, children and people with breathing problems such as asthma. Wood/fireplace smoke can even aggravate the lungs of someone suffering from the common cold or bronchitis. The more you know :)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JazzAzzDecember 07, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    Sorry don't care. On these cold days they need to stay IN DOORS, or wear one of those allergy type face masks. Their rights shouldn't infringe on those of us that paid BIG money to enjoy our fireplaces. Also there is a NO BURN DAY tomorrow, and I saw in the weather where our air quality would be good today AND TOMORROW, so the Air Board are a bunch of lying (@#$%^&*) B_s_a_ds. Google, "Dr. Bill Wattenburg and Carb" He is a renowned scientist. C.A.R.B. can also KISS THIS!!!!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CEGBDecember 07, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    You have a FANTASTIC attitude. Merry Christmas :)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JazzAzzDecember 07, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Merry Warm Fireplace Christmas to ya too :-)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Legend1949December 07, 2013 - 7:21 am

    So where are you supposed to wash your car in Suisun? If you can't wash it in your driveway or the street, that leaves your lawn, which I belive is illegal because you can only park on gravel or Concret . Maybe just find a big pothole? I am open to suggestions.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • rlw895December 07, 2013 - 7:24 am

    A commercial car-wash or self-wash?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksDecember 08, 2013 - 9:14 am

    Legend1949, wash your car in the driveway. Simply line the street in front of your driveway with shopping carts. You will be completely ignored by PD and the city will come and pick them up.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Rich GiddensDecember 07, 2013 - 8:37 am

    I checked Suisun City's codes at Suisun.com. I don't show any prohibition or restrictions on residents washing their cars.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Bay Area makes growth plans

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
Supervisor candidates vary on Plan Bay Area

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Earth Day means cleanup Day for Suisun City

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Hop to it: Couple lights up home, yard for Easter

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1

Ranking the best Bay Area athletes

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

 
Piano scholarship competition set in Vallejo

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

The Edge hosts Easter egg hunt

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A3

 
Alooma Temple keeps children in mind

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Fairfield author to speak at women’s expo

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

 
The resurrection has changed the lives of Christians

By Perry W. Polk | From Page: C3

 
Understanding your health insurance

By Morgan Westfall | From Page: D4

 
Armijo graduate completes basic training

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: C4

Highway 12 paving to slow traffic east of Rio Vista

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A5

 
Record Store Day a commercial hit

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Easter egg hunt brings out the smiles

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Dutch Bros. joins Fairfield coffee corridor

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B7 | Gallery

City sets plan to dispose of property assets

By Brian Miller and Karl Dumas | From Page: B7

 
Suisun City police log: April 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Fairfield police log: April 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Documents detail another delayed GM recall

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Official: 3 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13 | Gallery

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14 | Gallery

.

Opinion

Government … for the government?

By Bill James | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoons for April 20, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Question of the week: Will Flight 370 be found?

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Neighborhood speeders don’t get it

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Why would a person do this?

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
Sound off for April 20, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Jeb Bush, love, and today’s GOP

By Ruben Navarrette | From Page: A9

Statistical frauds distort equal-pay debate

By Thomas Sowell | From Page: A9

 
Are government ‘carrots’ fair, worthwhile?

By Brian Thiemer | From Page: A9

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: April 20, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History for April 20, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Book details lives of cloistered nuns

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
Bill Nye says he underestimated debate’s impact

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

Horoscopes for April 20, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: D4

 
Pete spends weekends at my house but he never invites me to his

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: D4

.

Entertainment

Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers has book deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Tartt, Goodwin finalists for Carnegie medals

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

 
.

Sports

Kings, Sharks look to put Game 1 in past

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Stults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

A’s score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Indians set two new school records for track

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Travis Bowl Highlights

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Stars Recreation bowling results

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Award-winning archery champ shoots with his teeth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

Survivors keep busy as Boston Marathon approaches

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
.

Business

US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Girls from modest families get lift in technology

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

Haunted house part of San Antonio apartment lofts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B13

 
Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

By The Associated Press | From Page: B13

Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

 
.

Obituaries

James Leroy Barbour

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
William Paul Wehrly

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Sealwyn Shirley Brucefield Shepherd Malkiewicz

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Anne Irene Elizabeth Fulgoni

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Margaret Elizabeth Silva

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Lloyd G. Hoffmeister

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Ramon Isidro

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A4

 
Rogelio Tinoco-Zamudio

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

.

Comics