Alert callers help police catch suspected thieves

By From page A3 | October 09, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Calls from concerned citizens helped police arrest three people in connection to a burglary Monday in Fairfield.

The incident started around noon when a resident on the 800 block of Tabor Avenue called to report a burglary that had occurred earlier.

As police were searching the area, another call came in that subjects were possibly burglarizing nearby Sullivan Middle School. A witness saw two people lifting a safe over the fence at the school, reports said.

Police soon made the connection that the safe in the second call belonged to the resident of the first call.

Based on a description of the subjects and their vehicle, a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the vehicle in Vacaville and made a traffic stop, police said. A witness was later able to identify all three suspects and some of the property in the vehicle, according to reports.

Darreus Cofield, 23, of Fairfield, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and for an alleged violation of probation. Two 16-year-old juvenile males were also arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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