Police: Car chase ends with discovery of Molotov cocktail

By From page A6 | May 14, 2014

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.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • CD BrooksMay 13, 2014 - 6:29 am

    A motorist ran a stop sign? Sounds like a case of a terrorist being discovered by an officer that actually went the distance. Nice.

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  • S KMay 13, 2014 - 7:10 am

    Right on CD. No crime in Vacaville, some say/THINK, YEAH RIGHT. The crime logs there are nearly just as long. So don't feel left out people up there :-)

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  • BMay 13, 2014 - 7:50 am

    No one is stupid enough to think there is no crime. However, the difference between Fairfield and Vacaville is massive.

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  • MattMay 13, 2014 - 8:35 am

    The difference in Vaca's crime logs V. Fairfields is the police are catching criminals here. FF is a long list of shootings and witnesses scared to talk to police. Vacaville is TRYING to combat this criminal trend that's moving over the area.

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  • Dexter FowlerMay 13, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    The other difference is the sheeple of Fairfield voted for HIGHER taxes because they were told paying more taxes would help rid the city of crime, It has had the exact opposite effect. The care tactics used by the city council and police worked yet the crime is still here, actually even worse!

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  • SixStrRzrMay 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    At least we got a $50,000 school recess consultant...

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  • 2realMay 13, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Its easy tp combat a bike theif. Theres murderers here. People are in fear of their life .

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  • clancyMay 13, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Dexter . I believe you are totally correct!

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  • RalphMay 13, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    who would have guessed what would have happened if he didnt get caught that night.

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  • I do call 911May 14, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Any connection to the crazy Pastor Lewis? Perhaps one of his minions trying to create some kind of twisted doubt or to hurt his ex? I'd start there. As for Vacaville vs Fairfield, we have more cops living here and don't have a problem standing up for our families and working with law enforcement to help them solve crimes. Our officers are trustworthy too. People get killed here but the difference is we cooperate with and talk to and have relationships with our officers. You commit crime here we are talking, you try to intimidate we call again and again and if not us our neighbors or all of us. The gangs are what percentage of any community? They are outnumbered! Give it a shot, make an anonymous tip! Oh and I couldn't help but notice how quickly a shooting near a park in FF was solved when they brought in Vacaville cops.

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  • dee essMay 20, 2014 - 1:05 am

    How bout that's rediculous it was a fee fee and he happens to be using it at the alledged traffic stop. sometimes people get their facts wrong person to please that sounds like everything is correct and the please have successfully foOled everyone into making you think that everything is great in their job they doing goodreally that's those cops Are crooked

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  • jay duhbull eweMay 20, 2014 - 1:23 am

    this is my thoughts on the Vacaville policevdepartmentyeah you might think the Vacaville of police department are doing their job the benefit everybody in all actuality tho, even if you going to work everyday being a successful and productive member of society theree still going to harrass us, asking you to search your car looking for drugs ona simple headlight out occassion. And when you get home and you look in your headlight Isn't even out...they were just board. No wonder they said they were GivGiving u a break and he still had the nerve to ask you if you don't tell me tell me tell me tell me three names your losing your license and going to prison...when you're a 95 year old woman on her way home frrrom church they still harrass u... they're ridiculous anything for there ammussment.i harassing for no reason majority of the time its on false pretenses. Out oof boredom. Say you walking down the street at 10 o'clock at night they're pulling up for deep... No reason at all. honestly I see all this they took me to the hospital for a full cavity search for riding my bike on the sidewalk and that's the honest to god truthso I might have been on probation but it wasn't Even a serious charge but that's relevant anyway .to look more into this do not look more into it look up the Mikey Gibber story. Thx and have a nice night only thing in concluding my neighbor was pregnant just last week and wanted to go to the store to get some ice cream at about 1130 at night and she changed her mind and change of heart disease it might take the chance of being lucky number picKed or should I sayyb picked on by the vvpd. and she's a registered nurse for Goodness sakes. what is this world coming to do with the freedom

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