11:50 A.M. UPDATE:
Police have called off the search for the second suspect.
Police and a dog have entered a second backyard on the 1200 block of Meadowlark Drive in Fairfield, seeking the suspect.
There are now seven police cars at the scene, according to the Daily Republic’s Amy Maginnis-Honey, and the helicopter continues to hover. Traffic doesn’t appear to be greatly affected.
FAIRFIELD — Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for another in the backyard of a home at Meadowlark Drive and Clay Bank Road after an alleged midmorning theft of a cellphone led to a chase.
Police at the scene say a phone was stolen from a person on Humphrey Drive in Suisun City just before 11 a.m. The victim followed the suspects, who abandoned the car on Villa Circle, which is near Clay Bank Road on East Tabor Avenue. Police entered the nearby backyard with a dog to search at about 11:25 a.m.
One suspect is in custody and the car is reported to have been carjacked from Vallejo. The other suspect remains at large as officers from Fairfield and Suisun City search with the assistance of a helicopter.
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