Vacaville police nab suspected burglar

By From page A3 | January 30, 2013

VACAVILLE — Vacaville police did not have to chase suspected burglar Dalmacio Fernandez late Sunday night.

The 29-year-old Vacaville man, carrying a large TV set out of a house police were called to, literally walked into the arms of the investigating officers, according to Sgt. Todd Dye.

Police were called to the house on the 300 block of Buckeye Street shortly before midnight Sunday after getting a call from a resident who was concerned about the security of a neighbor’s home after hearing strange noises and seeing a side garage door of the home partially open.

Officers found the side gate to the backyard open, spotted tools next to the side garage door and noticed fresh damage to that door. Within moments, Fernandez walked out the garage door with the TV in his arms and his pockets filled with property from inside the house, according to police.

Fernandez allegedly struggled as police tried to handcuff him. Since he was restrained, police also found methamphetamine and methamphetamine smoking materials in his pockets, according to their report.

Subsequent investigation revealed the suspect forced open two doors and, once inside, found stacked property in several spots as if the burglar was planning to make several trips into the house.

Fernandez was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • RichJanuary 30, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Sounds like another celebration of typically California "culture" to me. On one side you have the product of the welfare state and illegal immigration and on the other you have it's counterbalance--the police state!.

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