Traffic stops lead to 2 arrests

By From page A10 | April 04, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Police arrested a Suisun City man during a routine traffic stop Tuesday, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Police said an officer made contact with a driver of a suspicious vehicle about 4:47 p.m. on Clay Street near Wyoming Street. The driver was identified as Broderick Ararao, 31.

Police said the driver agreed to allow the officer to search the vehicle, but when the officer attempted to remove Ararao from the car the man allegedly reached for his waistband. Police said Ararao was quickly subdued and handcuffed, but the man allegedly continued resisting. Police said officers searched Ararao and removed a loaded .38-caliber revolver from his waistband.

A K-9  assisted with the vehicle search and allegedly found a .38-caliber semi-auto firearm and approximately one-third pound of methamphetamine and one-half pound of marijuana along with evidence of narcotics sales, police said.

Ararao was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of drug sales and weapon charges as well as resisting arrest.

While police were at the scene of Ararao’s arrest, officers reported seeing a second suspicious vehicle that was occupied. Police said an officer followed the vehicle a short distance and determined it was a vehicle reported stolen out of Reno, Nev. Police stopped the vehicle on Highway 12 near Sunset Avenue in Suisun City about 6:29 p.m.

Jeremy Anderson, 29, of  Fairfield, was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, possessing a switchblade knife and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

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Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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