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Fairfield man in jail on drug, vehicle theft allegations

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From page A6 | April 02, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man is in jail on drug and vehicle theft allegations after SWAT operations by squads from both the Fairfield Police Department and Solano County Sheriff’s Office on a local ranch.

Enrique Hernandez Tapia, 42, of Fairfield, got booked into Solano County jail after the Friday incident.

The Sheriff’s Office booking logs puts the bail at a total of $185,000 for two of the allegations and holds with no bail for several others. Allegations include two counts of vehicle theft, possessing a control substance for sale, having a chop shop, possessing a controlled substance while armed, possessing ammunition while prohibited from doing so and committing a felony while out on bail.

The incident began when a backhoe got stolen. The owner tracked it to a ranch on the 3800 block of Ramsey Road using a global positioning system and called Fairfield police, Fairfield Police Capt. Joe Allio said.

Fairfield narcotics officers were already looking at this address and planned to serve a search warrant there at some point, with the stolen backhoe expediting the need to respond, Allio said. The Fairfield and Sheriff’s SWAT squads came to the rural ranch at 3 p.m. Friday. The property is too big for just one team, Allio said.

Also present were U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Allio said. He did not know why they were there or whether they detained anyone.

About 10 people were at the ranch when the operation took place, Allio said. A couple of them tried to leave, but law enforcement officials had a perimeter around the property and everyone was cooperative, he said. Law enforcement officers recovered eight firearms. The narcotic involved in the allegations was methamphetamine, he said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

This version has been updated to include new details.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • SuaApril 02, 2014 - 8:23 am

    I hope your the one who stole my car last friday! so i can get my car back u jerK!

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