FAIRFIELD — Central Solano County – to include Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and the adjoining unincorporated areas – saw 11 homicides during 2014, many where cases are proceeding through the courts but some that remained unsolved at year’s end.
Fairfield experienced six homicides.
Terrell Brumfield, 21, of Fairfield, was shot several times at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 3 while he was in the common green area behind the El Verano Court section at the Parkway Gardens condominium complex. He died at the scene. No arrests have been made . . .
FAIRFIELD — A Solano County Superior Court judge, complying with the requirements of Proposition 47, reduced three felonies to misdemeanor charges Monday in a criminal case – and said the impact of the state measure California voters passed Nov. 4 may surprise the public. “I hope the people are ready for what comes,” Judge Peter […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County should expedite the construction of a permanent Fairfield day reporting center for former inmates, according to a 2013-14 grand jury report. The county has plans to construct a day reporting center near its Health and Social Services complex at 275 Beck Ave., the report said. This permanent center would replace a […]
FAIRFIELD — Fraudulent calls continue from a person claiming to be with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and telling citizens they must pay $2,000 after failing to appear for a grand jury summons, law enforcement and the Solano County Superior Court officials say. Anyone who receives a phone call from someone demanding payment for an […]
FAIRFIELD — Four career criminals from Solano County, all serving prison sentences of at least 25-years-to-life, are trying to get out of prison because of recent changes to California’s three-strikes laws. Last year, California voters overwhelmingly agreed to change the state’s three-strikes law so that it only applied to criminals whose third felony offense was […]
ROCKVILLE — Solano Community College will host a career education fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. Students and community members interested in discovering more about career education and training opportunities at the college are invited to attend the free Career Education Fair — Learn! Do! Earn$. The event will take place in […]
FAIRFIELD — Two weeks after the shooting death of Solano Community College student-athlete Ennis S. Johnson Jr., a small group of family and supporters as well as some local clergy members gathered Tuesday to “take back” the family’s apartment. The Take Back blessing, led by the Rev. Todd Bertani of St. Marks Lutheran Church in […]
FAIRFIELD — Local neighborhood groups by the dozens met Tuesday for block parties to send a message: “We’ll fight crime.” At the same time, the participants also got to eat, talk to each other and have a good time. These crime-busting bashes were part of the 28th annual National Night Out, an event observed by an […]
FAIRFIELD — A West Sacramento man who has sued scores of businesses throughout Northern California over the years in state and federal courts over Americans with Disabilities Act violations sued more than two dozen Solano County businesses earlier this month. Over the course of two days, George S. Louie, 64, sued 26 Vallejo businesses claiming […]
Daily Republic FAIRFIELD â€” The biggest change in several years in Solano County’s criminal justice system takes place this week — Donald A. du Bain replaces David W. Paulson as district attorney. Du Bain is being sworn in as the 27th Solano County district attorney. One sign his management style will be different than his […]
A message from the Solano County Law Enforcement Administrators’ Association regarding Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Proposition: As chief executives of the law enforcement agencies serving all of Solano County, we believe it is critical that Solano County residents fully understand and appreciate the likely impacts of Proposition 19, also known as […]
Daily Republic FAIRFIELD â€” The economic crisis has brought with it big changes at Solano County courthouses. The numbers of crimes and criminals moving through the local criminal justice system has dropped — a lot. By the end of the year the number of felony criminal cases is estimated to drop by nearly 20 percent […]
FAIRFIELD — One of two shootings that occurred about 30 minutes apart late Friday afternoon left a woman dead, police confirmed Friday night. A man was wounded in the other shooting.
Capt. Randy Fenn of the Fairfield Police Department said the woman was a 21-year-old Fairfield resident. He did not release her name as the investigation into the city’s third homicide of the year continued.
The woman was shot in the chest. Paramedics began performing cardiopulmonary-resuscitation on her as soon as they arrived at the home on the 700 block of Oregon Street . . .
FAIRFIELD — The Board of Supervisors focused much of their attention on the fallout from Proposition 47 in their review of Solano County’s midyear financial report Tuesday. Concerning the overall report, the board was told that revenues are tracking with expenditures. County administrator Birgitta Corsello cautioned, however, there could be budget challenges ahead with regard to […]
FAIRFIELD — The court-appointed manager for Parkway Gardens has billed $25,550 for trips to the condominium development over the past 17 months – an expense Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani says should be controlled. “We can do better than that,” Bertani said. Her comments came after a discussion Tuesday by the City Council about the […]
FAIRFIELD — A 6-foot tall mad scientist in a white lab coat stood Tuesday along Ticonderoga Drive to the surprise of a dog and several toddlers. The mechanical Halloween figure, a garage sale find for $40, will be part of the Oct. 31 celebration at Rich Mull’s home. On National Night Out, the mechanical man […]
FAIRFIELD — Krishna Abrams will get her chance to carry out her promises to restore confidence in the Solano County District Attorney’s Office – should her lead in Tuesday’s election hold up once provisional votes are counted.
Abrams led incumbent District Attorney Donald du Bain, with 51 percent of the vote to du Bain’s 49 percent with all precincts reporting Tuesday. Du Bain was trying for a second term as district attorney.
“I am sure hoping it will stay,” is what Abrams said of her lead …
I am loath to get into a battle of words, but, a recent letter tended to portray criminal defense attorneys as individuals who make a living from defending child molesters, cop killers and murderers in our court system. Well, I am one of the people who signed the advertisement and I want you to know […]
I am writing this letter as an official complaint against Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain. Mr. du Bain has been embroiled in scandal surrounding the forced retirement of our county’s chief forensic pathologist, Dr. Susan Hogan. It is public knowledge that: “The courts have called the DA’s Office’s ethics into question over the […]
I don’t doubt that almost every elected office is important, but a few stand out. I’m sure you’re aware that the past few months have been especially violent in Fairfield. That makes the race for Solano County district attorney even more worthy of our attention than usual. Don du Bain is the “sitting” district attorney, […]
Thursday Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with cognitive or physical impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654. Fun With […]
FAIRFIELD — Letting felons loose has made a mess of the state, Councilwoman Catherine Moy said Tuesday before the council unanimously supported legislation backed by the California Police Chiefs Association and responding to the 2011 state realignment that critics call an early release program for prisoners. Mayor Harry Price will send a letter backing Assembly […]
FAIRFIELD — Longtime adversaries came together Monday on the steps of the Solano County courthouse, one of endorsing the other for the job of district attorney in the June election. Veteran criminal defense attorney Denis Honeychurch, with his wife and school board member Judi Honeychurch, praised prosecutor Krishna Abrams, who filed papers Friday to run against […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday weighed how Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial public safety realignment program is playing out locally. The Board of Supervisors gave no sweeping verdict. But supervisors who spoke seemed to be satisfied with the county’s newly launched efforts to use counseling and other services try to keep former inmates from […]
Cheers to Solano Community College for getting clear of accreditation sanctions that dogged the school for nearly a decade. The Accrediting Commission for Community Colleges recently removed warning status at Solano and reaffirmed accreditation for the school. Those involved in making the changes necessary for that – which required much work and constant oversight – […]
For the past several weeks, we have celebrated our successful high school graduates in Solano County. While I congratulate them, let us not forget the 16 percent of Solano County high school students – 859 students – who dropped out. In Fairfield and Vacaville, one out of every 11 students dropped out of high school; […]
As a community, we cheered the arrest of Anthony L. Jones for the alleged kidnapping, rape and murder of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen. But I wonder if Jones is convicted of the crime, does justice begin or will it be delayed? Last week, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office decided to seek the death penalty in […]
Q: You probably won’t want to run my column because it’s not really about real estate issues. But I am a longtime reader of your column and I really appreciate your “plain talk” and your willingness to call it as you see it. I recently had a very unhappy experience with the law, and my lawyer and I’d like […]
FAIRFIELD — A new Chevron station is coming to North Texas Street near Manuel Campos Parkway. In a way, it’s a rebirth of an old station. That old station is less than a half-block away from the new site and is targeted for demolition. It closed when the city reconfigured North Texas Street as part […]
FAIRFIELD (9:59 p.m.) — A Fairfield police officer shot and killed a man at 6 p.m. Monday inside the man’s home on the 700 block of Gold Coast Drive. Neighbors reported hearing three or four shots come from the home near the corner of Gold Coast and Gulf drives. Tuesday update Details of fatal officer-involved shooting […]