FAIRFIELD — Police confiscated a handgun and suspected drugs late Friday after a man allegedly out of jail on probation was chased down by officers.
The man, later identified as Nevelle J.L. Wallace, 22, of Suisun City, was seen by officers on foot patrol at about 10:30 p.m., lurking in the shadows behind a residence on the 1900 block of Grande Circle, according to police. When officers tried to make contact with him, he allegedly ran.
During what’s described in a press release as a brief chase, Wallace allegedly threw a handgun into a yard and then surrendered. Police recovered a loaded gun, along with some suspected cocaine base.
Wallace was booked at the county jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, having a loaded firearm with a previous conviction, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed, being armed with a firearm while committing a drug offense, and for an alleged felony violation of his probation.
He was booked without bail on the alleged probation violation. Bail on the other allegations was a combined $95,000. He is on active probation out of Solano County, according to police.
Wallace was the second man on probation who was caught this week by Fairfield police while allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm.
Denero Harris, 19, of Roseville, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of Travis Boulevard after officers on foot patrol in the area checked on a suspicious vehicle and found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the center console, according to the release.
Harris was booked into the county jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in public, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and for allegedly lying to police about his identity. Bail was a combined $30,000. He is on active probation out of Sacramento County, according to police.
The Fairfield Police Department’s Special Operations Team and Gang Unit conduct foot patrols in several parts of the city not only to interact with residents, but as a deterrent to crime, according to the release.
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