FAIRFIELD — Police arrested a man Monday who ran into the backyard of a central Fairfield house after seeing officers.
The man was riding his bike at about 8:30 a.m. near West Kentucky and Johnson streets when officers drove along on patrol, Fairfield Police Sgt. Sam Rowland said. The man jumped off his bike, ducked behind cars and ran into a backyard along Buchanan Street.
Several small children in a house on the 900 block of Buchanan Street ran outside after seeing a man in their backyard.
“They were terrified,” Rowland said. “They didn’t know who he was.”
Six police cars came to Buchanan Street. Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with a canine. They found a man hiding inside a backyard shed at the house where the children lived.
Police without incident arrested Gregory Richardson, 34, a transient from Fairfield, Rowland said.
The booking log for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office shows Richardson got arrested on suspicion of having controlled substance paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance, obstructing a police officer, vandalism, trespassing and loitering on private property. Bail for all of the allegations totals $31,200.
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