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Fairfield police arrest 1 near school after report of shots fired

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From page A5 | April 24, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A 19-year-old man who police said had a loaded gun was arrested Wednesday after shots were reportedly fired near a school.

Police received a call at 4:11 p.m. that several people were preparing to fight in the area of Orchid Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to Sgt. Jeff Osgood.

While checking the area, an officer saw two males in front of the Public Safety Academy who matched a clothing description, Osgood said. While questioning the pair, dispatch announced that shots were reportedly fired in the area before officers arrived there.

An officer reported that one of the men appeared nervous during questioning and was shaking, Osgood said. Officers were searching for weapons when one of the suspects allegedly told the officer he had a gun. Officers said they found a Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38-caliber revolver that was loaded with six bullets, Osgood said.

Albert Hightower III of Vacaville was arrested on suspicion of possession of a concealed and loaded firearm and possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

School was dismissed at the Public Safety Academy but about a dozen students were outside the campus during the arrest across the street, Osgood said.

Police continued to investigate the incident. It was not known whether there was an assault or fight or why Hightower, a former Oakland resident, allegedly had a gun.

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.
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  • MattApril 24, 2014 - 6:22 am

    The reason he had a gun is clear, he's a coward. He deserves a short and quick trial and an even quicker wedding once he goes to prison.

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  • My2centsApril 24, 2014 - 6:47 am

    He'll be out on bail the same day he was arrested. Just like all the drug pushing Sureño gang cowards whose presence and mayhem in Fairfield loom larger each day. Give him his gun back and put the tattooed gang members all in a room together and they'll save the county tons of wasted time and money as they clog up the courts and get little more than a slap on the wrist while the rest of us live in terror.

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  • JazzAzzApril 24, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Albert Hightower III, doesn't sound like the name of someone who would be in a Sureño gang gang, just a STUPID gang. The guy needs to learn and do some real hard time!!!! There must be CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2realApril 24, 2014 - 6:48 am

    Another oakland bum committing crimes in fairfield. Off with his head!!

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  • WatchmanApril 24, 2014 - 8:15 am

    that's just another example of the "underprivileged urban youth".The ones our tax dollars are are supposed to be helping with all the special programs. Let my tax dollars really work and put his ass in jail! And takaway his EBT card now that he's a felon! !

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  • Rich GiddensApril 24, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Yours is an undesirable community of criminal and cop thugs---each having a symbiotic relationship with the other---a misguided social experiment hatched by your Dr. Frankenstein Politicians.

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  • FedUpApril 24, 2014 - 9:34 am

    After clicking on another story on the electronic version of the paper I saw an ad for a gun store in Cordelia. I am sure the gun advocates will say that they buy these guns for protection in their own home...yada...yada...yada but any sane person knows that a handgun and a AK47 is not for hunting or protection it is bought to kill other human beings. Why this store was ever allowed in our city except for the greed of the city council that wanted more tax revenue in our city. This store should never been allowed in our city. Yes I am a bleeding heart atheist Democrat that does not believe in the Second Amendement. I believe we should be like Britian that only the police are armed. 58 Deaths in Britain vs 8,775 in the US 2011! Guns=death that is the bottom line! Uptick in gun shooting in FF and a new gun store connect the dots Fairfield!

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  • just sayin'April 24, 2014 - 9:52 am

    A DEM-W1T who doesn't believe in the CONSTITUTION and brags about it? Who blames a gun rather than the criminal? Nothing special about you. How boring and typical.

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  • BSApril 24, 2014 - 11:37 am

    @FedUp Simple Fix...MOVE TO BRITIAN...The constitution is bigger then FF...Responsible LEGAL gun owners will use hand guns and AK's to kill people, But only in the act of self defense...Not over turf in the middle of the city...I guarantee Albert Hightower III didn't buy gun legally from any of the many gun stores in Solano county

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  • Rich GiddensApril 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    The primary reason we have weapons is to be able to remove disloyal / seditious / treasonous politicians and cops by means of force if necessary, and not just for our personal protection of life, limb and property.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 24, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    You are aware of course that the United Kingdom doesn't have a written Constitution? The UK only has is laws and customs. They have a monarchy---a King (or Queen). Is that what you want? Who would you coronate? Leland Yee? Gavin Newsome? Shrimp Boy Chow? One of the Kennedy Clan?

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  • MarkApril 24, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Guess you missed that Big 5 has been selling guns for years. Since gun stores only sell guns to people that pass background checks, career criminals don't buy their guns from gun stores but they buy them illegally off the street.

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  • FedUpIsNutsApril 24, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Big 5 sells only long guns, not handguns. But you are right, honest gun owners pass fairly rigid scrutiny by the State and the Feds before they can buy and then must wait 10 days before they can take possession of the legal firearm they purchased. Crooks don't fool around with that, they either steal a gun or buy it from another crook. The Smith & Wesson Model 10, by the way, is a decades-old weapon, the Military and Police model in .38 Special caliber, not a really slick, hip, or cool pistol in today's underworld. Probably a stolen gun or lifted from Grandpa's nightstand.

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  • Dr RussApril 24, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” Particular emphasis added for these portions as it relates to F'ed Up, "We seek not your counsel," and "may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

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  • MarkApril 24, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Shots fired, they recover a six shot revolver with six bullets in it. Did Hightower reload or is there another shooter still roaming the streets? I'm betting on the later.

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  • archieApril 24, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    great point that I missed Mark,,,,,,,, well done

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  • RoyApril 24, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    Wow, Orchid St area again!!! I remember playing dodge ball at Amy Blanc back in the day. Now folks in that once nice neighborhood get to dodge bullets. Guess the police car that is normally at that school was no deterrent. Time to move out of Fairfield.

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  • starApril 25, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    Albert keep your head up ily

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