Vacaville police arrest teen after Mexico Meat Market break-in

By From page A4 | June 20, 2014

VACAVILLE — Police responded to an alarm call early Thursday for the Mexico Meat Market on the 1100 block of East Monte Vista Avenue and found the front store window broken.

A suspect was allegedly seen leaving the store as the officers arrived, according to a press release issued by the Police Department. After a brief foot pursuit, Officer Darren Young and K-9 Syar took Vacaville resident Todd Sampson, 18, into custody in connection with the incident, according to the police report.

It was initially thought, after interviewing Sampson, that additional people could be in the store and armed. The perimeter of the store was secured, with a portion of East Monte Vista Avenue shut down, and the SWAT team called to the scene. The Yolo Bomb Squad was also called and provided equipment to search the building.

No other suspects were found.

Sampson was treated for minor wounds from K-9 Syar and taken to jail for alleged commercial burglary.

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  • elon munskJune 20, 2014 - 12:56 am

    since when is 18 still considered "teen" it should read "police arrest MAN after meat market break in" bush league journalism.

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  • JimboJune 20, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Eight-TEEN and nine-TEEN are still teens by the very definition.

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  • elon munskJune 20, 2014 - 11:43 pm

    Jimbo - did you get your education at Jimboys Taco's? you are seriously BIRDBRAINS.

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  • elon munskJune 20, 2014 - 11:44 pm

    @ Susan Winlow please, fix the title.

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  • PatriotJune 20, 2014 - 5:27 am

    yep, the only punishment the "teen" will get was the dog bite!

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  • jasonJune 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Exactly they dont punish anymore in California. If this happened elsewhere this adult would be sentenced to years in prison. I know first hand I got charged with three counts of felony third degree commericial burglary. I was facing up to 7 years for each charge. The DA recommended 30 days jail if I plead guilty to 1 charge. I asked for community service and no jail time. They accepted and I cleaned dirty cages at the animal shelter for ten days. The point being I didnt learn my lesson and 6 months later I got busted again. Again no punishment at all not even community service.

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  • 2realJune 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

    Must have wanted some carne asada!

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