FAIRFIELD — Law enforcement officials Thursday morning walked along the roof of the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School with guns drawn, looking for a robbery suspect wanted in Napa County.
The missed him then, but got him later in the day in another part of town.
Law enforcement officials arrested Jericho Dyshone Davis, 18, of Fairfield, in a residence on the 1300 block of Phoenix Drive. They knocked on the door at 1 p.m., got no answer, forced entry and found Davis hiding upstairs, an American Canyon Police press release said.
Davis was booked into Napa County jail on suspicion of two counts of cruelty to a child and two counts of robbery. Bail is $500,000, the press release said.
The robbery victims were youths in American Canyon. In three instances, three robbers demanded the youths hand over such items as backpacks, cellphones and headphones.
In a Dec. 17, 2013, incident, a robber forced a 12-year-old girl to the ground by placing his hands on her shoulders. He pointed a gun at her and told her to hand over all of her property or he would shoot her. Another robber put his hands in the girl’s pockets, presumably looking for money or more property, the press release said.
Davis is suspected of being the person who pointed the gun at the 12-year-old, the press release said.
A pursuit involving a 2013 Subaru Outback followed a Dec. 19, 2013, robbery in American Canyon. The driver crashed the Outback in Vallejo and three suspects got away. The Outback had been reported stolen by its owners to Fairfield police on Dec. 1, 2013, the press release said.
Evidence recovered from the Outback and witness statements led Napa law enforcement officials to Fairfield on Thursday.
Law enforcement officials came to an apartment complex on Travion Court in Fairfield with a warrant for Davis’ arrest. The suspect got away, the press release said.
A helicopter circled the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School at 900 Travis Blvd. at 10:45 a.m. as law enforcement officials searched for Davis. A Fairfield Fire Department ladder truck waited nearby, though officials apparently used a regular ladder to get on the roof.
The school was closed for the holidays.
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