MODESTO — Three current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense attorney and four others have been formally charged in connection with the disappearance and death of a Northern California man. Investigators say attorney Frank Carson arranged the killing of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman. Carson suspected Kauffman and others of stealing valuables stored […]
FAIRFIELD — Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man late Wednesday as Fairfield’s second homicide of the year.
Police were called to NorthBay Medical Center shortly before 11:15 p.m. after a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital. The teen was pronounced dead at the hospital, police announced Thursday morning in a press release.
No additional information was released at the time, to include the victim’s name and city of residence. Police kept a tight lid on information throughout much of the day.
City Councilwoman Catherine Moy confirmed late Thursday afternoon that the victim was Aaron Malave of Fairfield, the son of Ivonne Malave, who served last year on the Mayor’s Commission on Crime. Police confirmed early Thursday . . .
FAIRFIELD — Police announced March 4 that a 30-year-old cold-case homicide had been solved. The suspected killer, a friend of the victim’s teenage son at the time of the killing, committed suicide Feb. 15 after fingerprint evidence linked him to the 1980s homicide. Police said Robert Hathaway, 48, of Fairfield, left a suicide note that said […]
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 — Police are seeking the public’s help to find those responsible for a homicide early Tuesday in central Fairfield. The shooting was reported at approximately 1:25 a.m. on the 1500 block of Union Avenue. Officers checked a home in the area and found an adult victim who was dead. The name, age, gender and […]
FAIRFIELD — A homicide early Tuesday at an eight-unit apartment complex across from Lee Bell Park is not connected with past problems at the park, Fairfield police said.
Officers responding at about 1:25 a.m. to the report of a shooting on the 1500 block of Union Avenue and found an adult victim in a residence. The victim was pronounced dead and detectives from the . . .
FAIRFIELD — A tip to a Vacaville police detective Wednesday afternoon ended with a sedan lying on its right side at the westbound exit of Travis Boulevard and the arrest of a homicide suspect. Vacaville police received a call around 2:30 p.m. reporting a possible sighting of homicide suspect Samuel Y. Nodine, 20. The tipster reported […]
FAIRFIELD — Another pending murder case has been affected by the growing controversy involving the doctor with the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office who conducted the autopsy on the victim. Sheriff’s officials have repeatedly said Dr. Susan Hogan retired in December 2013. She has said she was abruptly fired for no reason. Prosecutors earlier this week […]
FAIRFIELD — Police on Saturday released the name of the man who was shot to death Friday night at Parkway Gardens as the investigation into the city’s first homicide of the year continued. Meanwhile friends and family members of 21-year-old Terrell Brumfield gathered near the shooting scene Saturday evening to take part in a vigil to […]
FAIRFIELD — A court hearing on a prosecution attempt to consolidate charges against a man suspected in two Fairfield killings last year has been delayed to Oct. 28. The defense attorney for Fairfield resident Warren Sloan III sought additional time Monday to review the consolidation motion sought by District Attorney’s Office. The judge granted the request. Sloan, 42, […]
FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man accused of fatally shooting a man in March 2012 was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a murder charge. Warren G. Sloan III has also previously been ordered to stand trial on another murder charge for the fatal stabbing of a woman three weeks after the fatal shooting. A three-day […]
FAIRFIELD — A man who faces homicide charges for the shooting deaths of two men had a date set for the start of his jury trial. Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 19, went to the Dover Avenue town homes with several companions to buy some marijuana on March 7, 2012. Guns were pulled during the parking lot drug […]
FAIRFIELD — The man who shot and killed two men in a Fairfield drug deal gone bad told his story of self-defense Wednesday, changing his story by the minute. Blake Johnson said that he returned fire at two men who robbed him and then fired shots at him March 7, 2012, in Parkway Gardens. Exactly […]
FAIRFIELD — America’s economy may be improving, but local governments found 2012 to be one big, fiscal headache – and the biggest local story of 2012, as chosen by the Daily Republic staff.
California dissolved redevelopment agencies in February, depriving cities of a key revenue source. Fairfield in April declared a state of fiscal emergency and shut down its downtown theater. With the city teetering on its own version of a fiscal cliff, City Councilman John Mraz declared it had one foot on a banana peel.
FAIRFIELD — Police were investigating a death early Sunday that they suspect is Fairfield’s ninth homicide of the year. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old Fairfield man, was found injured in his driveway, police report. He appeared to have been shot. Police received telephone calls just after 3 a.m. Sunday from residents in the area of […]
Cheers to another successful National Night Out in Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville. In Fairfield, most of the action took place within specific neighborhoods — a great many neighborhoods, in fact. Suisun City’s efforts were centered on Carl E. Hall Park, near the new Salvation Army Kroc Center and the local library. The local activities […]
FAIRFIELD — A man wanted for a double-homicide at Parkway Gardens was arrested Tuesday in the Los Angeles area and booked Wednesday at the Solano County jail. Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 18, of East Palo Alto, was allegedly involved in a deadly gunfight March 7 at the Parkway Gardens town houses off Dover Avenue. Details of his arrest were […]
Cheers to members of the clergy and community leaders who came together this week to reclaim the sites where three people have been killed this year. Two men were shot to death March 7 at the Parkway Gardens town homes off of Dover Avenue during what police believe was a drug deal that went sour. […]
FAIRFIELD (9:46 p.m.) — Police were waiting Thursday to release the identity of a Suisun City man who was killed and a Fairfield man who was seriously injured during a shooting the night before outside a bar near Travis Air Force Base. Police responded at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a large fight at Perk’s Bar […]
FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating Fairfield’s sixth homicide of the year after a young woman was found stabbed to death Saturday at a Fourth Street home. The woman is described as 18 to 20 years old. She was found Saturday morning on the 800 block of Fourth Street. Police were notified at 8:42 a.m., according […]
This week we asked readers to vote and comment on this question: Do the recent homicides in Fairfield make you feel less safe? Here’s how some of you responded: In my opinion most, if not all of those slain have been involved in some illegal activity, at least according to the paper. From illegal gun sales […]
FAIRFIELD — Police Chief Walt Tibbet told City Council members at their Tuesday meeting that one key to dealing with recent homicides is working with citizens in neighborhoods. “It may sound pie in the sky, but we want to know everybody in the city,” Tibbet said. A step in this outreach will take place at […]
FAIRFIELD — A man wanted in connection with a deadly late-afternoon gunfight March 7 in Fairfield was in jail late Monday after being arrested and brought back to Solano County. Blake Johnson, 21, of Vallejo, was taken into custody without incident in Sacramento. Johnson was seen riding on a train through Nevada. Federal agents observed […]
FAIRFIELD — Nearly two months after pleading not guilty to a murder charge, the lawyer for a Vacaville man accused of killing the mother of their four children told a judge Thursday that he needed six more months before he would be ready for a probable cause hearing. “I have a lot of things to […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she would have called police and had him detained if she had known his plans. Dr. Lynne Fenton testified that Holmes acknowledged he was having homicidal thoughts as often as three or four times a day […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A prosecutor declared Monday that two mental health evaluations found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane. It was the first public word on what different psychiatrists determined after examining the former neuroscience student accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 at a midnight “Batman” premiere. The statement by District […]
FAIRFIELD — A murder trial scheduled to start Monday was put on hold until May. Warren Sloan III, accused in two March 2012 homicides in Fairfield, had the start of one of his two pending trials delayed until May 18. Sloan faces a murder charge for allegedly stabbing and killing 19-year-old Cheynah Watson. Sloan and […]
ST. LOUIS — Marcus Johnson Jr.’s parents figured a sunny day at the park was just what their son needed while recovering from heart surgery. Instead, the outing turned deadly when the 6-year-old was shot in the chest in an attack the parents said stemmed from a traffic dispute. A funeral for their boy was […]
FAIRFIELD — Police have linked a man connected with a deadly shootout in 2012 in Parkway Gardens with the fatal shooting this week of a Fairfield teen. No arrests have been made in the shooting death Wednesday of Aaron Malave, 19, of Fairfield, who died at NorthBay Medical Center after arriving there shortly after 11 […]
SACRAMENTO — Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager’s cellmate trying to stuff something under a mattress. It was Ager, blood trickling from his mouth and a cloth noose tied around his neck. The convicted child molester died 10 days later without regaining consciousness, […]