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Police make more drug-related arrests

From left are Graciano Colin, of American Canyon; Enrique Tapia, of Fairfield; and Alejandro Caro, of Vallejo. (Photos courtesy of Fairfield Police Department)

From left are Graciano Colin, of American Canyon; Enrique Tapia, of Fairfield; and Alejandro Caro, of Vallejo. (Photos courtesy of Fairfield Police Department)

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From page A3 | May 16, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police have made another in a series of narcotics arrests that they say are linked and began several weeks ago on a ranch near Cordelia.

The latest arrest happened at 8 a.m. Thursday on the 2500 block of Canyon Road in American Canyon. Fairfield police, with help from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the Napa Police Department and Solano County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant there.

They found three handguns, one shotgun, two rifles, suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and suspected marijuana, a police press release said. They arrested Graciano Colin, 44, of American Canyon, and booked him into Napa County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance while armed, it said.

The arrests began March 28 at a ranch on the 3500 block of Ramsey Road. The Fairfield Police Department SWAT team and Solano County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant and found one handgun, two shotguns, five rifles, suspected cocaine hydrochloride, suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and items indicative of the sales of controlled substances, the press release said.

Police arrested Enrique Tapia, 43, of Fairfield, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and possessing a controlled substance while armed. Police said he has prior law enforcement-related contacts for drug and weapons offenses, the press release said.

They also arrested Omar Mendoza, 32, of Vallejo, and Ranulfo Mendoza, 28 of Vallejo, on suspicion of obstructing law enforcement.

Police on April 3 made another related arrest after serving a search warrant on the 500 block of Stephan Street in Vallejo.

They arrested Alejandro Caro, 45, of Vallejo, on suspicion of being a felon with a firearm. Caro is a convicted felon and has prior law enforcement-related contacts for various offenses, the press release said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Rich GiddensMay 15, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    The government of traitors and it's propaganda arm, the government media complex doesn't want to discuss the immigration status of the accused, but yet we citizens are supposed to just shut up, passively accommodate and finance the thug cops and politician's failed wars and missions. The war on poverty---looks like poverty won! The war on Communism---communism is like Frankenstein and has come back to life in Russia and China. The war on terror----the US is playing a no win whack a mole farcical game. The war on drugs and control of our borders----a clear failure where we are expected to put up with more of the same bad actors----the cop thugs and criminal thugs!

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  • David BrianMay 16, 2014 - 4:25 am

    These idiots were probably some of the 36,000 illegal aliens ICE recently released out the back door! Goodbye sweet America.

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  • robbieMay 16, 2014 - 6:21 am

    Fry Em'

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  • 2realMay 16, 2014 - 6:48 am

    Can you say LA MIGRA!

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  • Very realMay 16, 2014 - 9:27 am

    La migra? Rather be an immigrant than sick pedophile like you. Smile for the camera boy were uploading it on Megan's Law

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  • PornacMay 16, 2014 - 6:52 am

    They're not hurting anyone.

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  • 4realMay 16, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Can you say La Raza

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  • 2realMay 16, 2014 - 9:45 am

    Wow someone got offended. Little did u know im half hispanic. Which means i can speak on the race. No offense mexicans take up half the megans law population. So what point were you trying to make. Now this might not apply to these guys but if you come to america illegally and commit crimes. SEND EM BACK. And if you aint down with that then maybe its YOU!!

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  • RalphMay 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    I have no experience with these kinda men. They can be your neighbor or even your co-worker. These people are not safe, endanger our lives and are a risk to the community.......

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