VACAVILLE — Police searching for three suspects wanted in connection with a strong-arm robbery this week instead arrested two men on unrelated allegations. One of them was involved in the 2011 robbery of Travis Dairy that resulted in the death of the store’s owner.
Police responded at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Keating Park for a reported strong-arm robbery. The victim told police that her purse and cellphone were stolen by two black men and one white man who were between 20 and 30 years old. They were last seen running from California Drive and onto Mariposa Drive.
Vacaville residents Dezmon D. Frazier, 20, and Armoni M. Wiley, 23, were found by police in the nearby apartment parking lot on the 1500 block of Alamo Drive, according to a police press release. Frazier is known by local police and Wiley was out of custody as part of California’s prison realignment, according to the press release.
Police searched Frazier and allegedly found a concealed and loaded 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun with a high-capacity magazine that did not return as registered to him, according to police. He was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, committing a felony while out on bail, possession of a loaded firearm he doesn’t own, and possession of a high-capacity magazine.
Bail was a combined $50,000.
Wiley allegedly had not been in contact with his probation officer and was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of violating the terms of his post-release community supervision. He was held without bail.
Police determined that both men were not involved in the strong-arm robbery.
Frazier is awaiting sentencing after pleading no contest to manslaughter and burglary charges in the Travis Dairy case. He was one of four teens involved in the June 2011 Travis Dairy theft who took the plea deal. A fifth suspect awaits a murder trial in connection with the death of Ho Kim, 70.
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