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Authorities: Gang member had assault rifle stolen from Solano County deputy’s car

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From page A6 | April 30, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — An AR-15 assault rifle recovered from a gang member after a SWAT team swept a home in Sutter County had been stolen in 2012 from the parked car of a Solano County sheriff’s deputy in Fairfield, law enforcement officials said.

Serial numbers run on the weapon after the Thursday arrest in Sutter County of a 20-year gang member in Live Oak showed Solano County had reported the weapon as stolen, said Martin Horan, commander of the joint narcotics task force in Yuba and Sutter counties called NET-5.

Horan said the suspect told law enforcement he bought the AR-15 – along with a .45-caliber handgun also recovered – but refused to say where. Officials had received information that Noel Ricardo Hernandez, 20, had weapons, Horan said.

Hernandez was being held without bail at the Sutter County jail on allegations that include participation in a criminal street gang and receiving known stolen property.

Deputy Daryl Snedeker, spokesman for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, said ballistics of the assault rifle will be checked to determine if the weapon had been used in crimes. The rifle is evidence in the Hernandez criminal case, Snedeker said, but when that legal matter is concluded, Solano County can petition the court for its return.

The weapon could have changed hands 10 times since its 2012 theft, he said.

Snedeker said the Aug. 25, 2012, theft of the rifle, from a deputy’s personal car parked in the Chevy’s parking lot in Fairfield, led to a change in policy about deputies taking home assault rifles. The weapon, along with four ammunition clips, the deputy’s wallet, duty bag, ammunition for the rifle and a riot helmet were taken during the night auto burglary.

Horan of Net-5 in Yuba-Sutter said a half-dozen shootings have happened in the past six to eight months and that law enforcement is trying to get weapons off the street.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

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  • GemmaApril 29, 2014 - 5:12 am

    The Title of this story is misleading, and the first paragraph needs some commas.The headline tells me that a gang member had a gun stolen-as in he had someone steal the gun, instead of Gang member was in possession of gun, which had been taken from a police car. So, lets try this- During a sweep of a house, by a swat team in Sutter county, an AR 15 style gun was recovered. After the arrest of a 20 yr of gang member, serial numbers ran on the gun indicate that Solano County reported the weapon as stolen in 2012, from the parked car of a Sheriff Deputy.

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  • Grammar GeekApril 29, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Gemma-agreed. But it's the DR. It's a known fact that despite writing being their JOB, the DR does not care enough about its product to ensure stories are proof read by someone who has a firm command of English grammar. As in, "serial numbers run on the gun indicate...." Hopefully Barney Fife learned to be more careful with county taxpayers money after foolishly leaving his car unlocked.

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  • YoshidaApril 29, 2014 - 6:13 am

    Geek-another armchair keyboard expert. That's quite an assumption that the vehicle was left unlocked. Where do you get your information? Certainly not from this article.

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  • The ChiefApril 29, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Three words here: Elect Tom Toler.

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  • The MisterApril 29, 2014 - 6:43 am

    Yes, yes, yes!

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  • MDSApril 29, 2014 - 8:59 pm

    Turn out the lights, the Tom Toler party is over!

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  • BobApril 29, 2014 - 6:30 am

    My guess is they get their information from jumping to conclusions, the bruising must be getting bad by now by their head hitting the ceiling

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  • 2realApril 29, 2014 - 6:34 am

    Thanks for contributing to the gun problem barney!. Door unlocked or not, you have to kno there is a ar-15 with extra clips, your wallet and more protected by only glass.

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  • The MisterApril 29, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Assault rifle stolen from a sheriff's car? Maybe Senator Leland Yee was low on inventory.

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  • just sayin'April 29, 2014 - 7:00 am

    teehee

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  • JoseApril 29, 2014 - 8:21 am

    "Horan of Net-5 in Yuba-Sutter said a half-dozen shootings have happened in the past six to eight months and that law enforcement is trying to get weapons off the street." Six shootings in six months??? I'm packing my bags and moving to Yuba City!

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  • ClintApril 29, 2014 - 8:45 am

    First off, why did the deputy need all of this in his personal car. Does he respond to incidents in his personal car. Secondly, was he in Chevy's having a margarita. Shouldn't have an assault rifle while your in the bar drinking (if thats the case). And lastly, how many riots do we have in the country, which is the jurisdiction of the sheriff. Why did he need a riot helmet. Sounds to me like this deputy watched too many episodes of Dirty Harry

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  • Thiink before you postApril 29, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Sheriff's Deputies are issued a large amount of equipment. Some are lucky enough to have a locker, many are not. They share patrol cars between shifts so it is not uncommon for them to take their gear back and forth with them in their personal cars for lack of a better place to put it. All deputies are issued riot helmets as part of their normal gear. A civil disturbance is impossible to predict and all must be prepared. The Sheriff's Office is also part of the county-wide, multi-jurisdictional crowd control team. The team has been deployed most recently to the city of Oakland for the Oscar Grant riots following the verdict in that trial and then to Frank Ogawa Plaza for Occupy Oakland disturbances. Most Law Enforcement officers are never involved in a shooting but are still issued bullet proof vests. Following your logic of low frequency events, they should not be equipped with those either.

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  • JoserApril 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Thanks for all the inside info. And thanks to the troll for another successful troll. Next time "Thiink before you post".

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  • RalphApril 29, 2014 - 11:39 am

    My friend asked for the same thing hahaha

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