Vacaville police seek auto theft suspect

By From page A3 | July 07, 2014

VACAVILLE — Police are searching for a man who fled a stolen vehicle and ran from officers, Wednesday, in a Vacaville neighborhood.

A police detective was patrolling the 100 block of Ralph Drive about 4 p.m. after a complaint about possible narcotics activity at one of the houses, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department. The detective saw a suspicious vehicle parked on the street with a man inside. When the detective passed the vehicle, the man jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a nearby residence.

The detective recognized the male who ran from the vehicle as Harley Schroeder, a Vacaville resident with an extensive criminal history, according to the release. Police said the vehicle was reported stolen out of Davis.

Other Vacaville police units and a California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search for Schroeder, who was not located.

During the investigation, detectives learned Schroeder ran into a house where he had been staying with his girlfriend and went out a back window and over the backyard fence.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Schroeder is asked to contact Detective Dave Spencer at 469-4733 or 449-5200.

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • chrisJuly 07, 2014 - 9:54 am

    sounds like Mr. Schroeder needs a long stretch in prison to curtail his activities..a few decades should cure his criminal activity.

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  • Not So FastJuly 07, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Police have a lot to prove in that case. If he shuts up and doesn't talk to the police, they might be able to prove receiving stolen property. That's about it. And even then they have to prove knowledge.

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  • AnonymousJuly 07, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    Or perhaps if he engages his brain and removes his head from his bottom he'll cooperate, get help and quit being the crud I like to wipe off my shoe. You steal, you should have your hand chopped off. Send him abroad, he'll wise up. Only thing worse than a thief is a rapist/child molestor.

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