Pellet gun incident along Alaska Avenue

Fairfield police officers detain a man who was shooting a pellet gun for target practice amid a residential area Monday along Alaska Avenue in Fairfield. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)


Man shooting pellet gun draws police response

By From page A3 | November 20, 2012

FAIRFIELD — A man doing some target practice Monday with his pellet gun in a field amid a residential area found himself confronted by the Fairfield Police Department’s armored Bearcat vehicle.

His gun looked like a rifle and had a scope on it. Police got reports of his activity and could see him from Air Base Parkway. When they approached the man in the Bearcat, he went to the vehicle and they detained him, Fairfield Sgt. David Reeves said.

The incident took place near the curve where Alaska Avenue becomes Pennsylvania Avenue, with police briefly closing a portion of the two roads to traffic. The man ended up sitting in the damp field with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

Lyle Krannichfeld, 42, of Fairfield, will be given a ticket for violating city law governing the use of pellet guns, Reeves said. He will get the pellet gun back.

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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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  • HuckleberryMarch 20, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Just received a notice that someone is shooting our animals with a pellet gun around this same area. Wonder if suspect is doing more then target practice.

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