VACAVILLE — Police on Monday said they discovered a Molotov cocktail during an early morning traffic stop.
An officer noticed a pickup truck run a stop sign on Markham Avenue at around 12:33 a.m. Sunday, according to a city press release. The driver allegedly tried to evade the officer by crossing into oncoming traffic and driving at speeds twice the posted limit, police said in a press release.
The truck’s driver at one point turned off the vehicle’s lights, police said. When the officer caught up to the truck, the driver continued for another mile before pulling over on Vine Street.
During a search of the vehicle, officers said they found the fire bomb. As a result, Vine Street was closed to traffic for a short time while a detective from the Yolo County Bomb Squad disassembled the device.
Adam W. Sexson, a 43-year-old Vacaville resident, was booked on suspicion of possessing of an explosive device, evading police, burglary and receiving stolen property, all felonies; and reckless driving and destroying or concealing evidence, both misdemeanors. Bail was a combined $73,000.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Vacaville Police Department at 449-5200.
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