Police: Vallejo sexual assault suspect arrested after fleeing to London

By From page B7 | June 04, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A sexual assault suspect who fled the U.S. to England – and planned to travel to India – was detained at the Heathrow Airport in London and routed back to Chicago where Vallejo Police Department detectives took custody of him, police said Monday.

An ongoing investigation into a series of sexual assaults over four years, all involving a 29-year-old developmentally delayed female victim, led the Vallejo Police Department to obtain an arrest warrant for Surinder Dehal, 58, of Vallejo, police said.

Dehal fled, according to the police, after learning that police were investigating his alleged involvement in the case.

Based upon an arrest warrant obtained by Vallejo detectives, and with the assistance of the U.S. Customs Service, Homeland Security and London authorities, Dehal was detained upon arrival at Heathrow, and his entry was denied.

Detectives from the Vallejo Police Department traveled to Chicago and took custody of Dehal, who was extradited back to Solano County where he is currently in custody. He is awaiting his next court appearance with his bail set at $250,000.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Detective Drew Ramsay or Cpl. John Garcia at 648-4524.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • US ParatrooperJune 03, 2014 - 6:44 am

    Wow 2real! There are many Asians East Asian UK citizens living all over that country! You obviously never leave your mom's basement. Prolly should only comment on simple things you know about like ways to boil water...your ignorance is GLARING my friend!

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  • CD BrooksJune 03, 2014 - 6:51 am

    2real loves god hates everyone else and is proud of it. There is no hope for that immature m*ron.

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  • 2realJune 03, 2014 - 7:46 am

    He should have took the subway, oh ya thats where he works!

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  • SalJune 04, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    2real and you insist you are not a bigot, not all Indians work at a subway and not all whites are white trash.......get an education please and stop posting your crap, it's revealing but it's getting old.....

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  • BJune 03, 2014 - 8:31 am

    .40 will do the trick.

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