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Police look for Vacaville rapist

VACAVILLE, CA (BCN) - Vacaville police are searching for a man who robbed and raped a woman in her home Saturday night.

The suspect entered the woman's home in the 700 block of Leisure Town Road through an unlocked front door and demanded money, Sgt. Chris Polen said.

The suspect then pushed the woman to the ground, sexually assaulted her with a foreign object and raped her, Polen said. He took money  from her purse and fled.

The victim, who is in her 50s, called police who arrived at 10:07 p.m., Polen said.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect, Polen said.

The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, Polen said. The man had brown, dreadlock-type hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a blue-green plaid long-sleeve shirt, cargo-style pants and a dark-colored beanie, Polen said.

Man, woman found dead inside Davis home

DAVIS, Calif. - An older couple was found murdered in their home Sunday night after their daughter asked police to check on them because she suspected something was wrong.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Coroner' Office identified the couple as Oliver Jennings Northup, Jr., 87 and his wife, Claudia Maureen Maupin, 76.

Northup was an attorney and musician and Maupin had been involved in local theater.

Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers arrived at the home on the 4000 block of Cowell Boulevard around 9:20 p.m. and found the two victims had suffered "excessive trauma."

The coroner's office later revealed the cause of death for both victims to be multiple stab wounds.

Doroshov said there were signs of forced entry into the home.

Although a motive was yet to be established, a news release from Davis police in February warned residents of brazen burglaries in that neighborhood.

Dixon music instructor suspected of lewd acts with children

DIXON, Calif. - A private music instructor from Dixon was arrested on Saturday following numerous allegations of lewd acts upon children, according to police.

Dixon Police Chief John Cox said Corey Wilkins, 34, was arrested following an 11-year investigation into criminal activity in Dixon and Vacaville.

Five alleged victims ranging from 9 to 17 years of age were suspected to have been abused by Wilkins, said Cox.

According to Cox, Wilkins knew all the victims.

Wilkins was booked into the Solano County Jail on numerous felony charges. His bail was set at $500,000.  

Police: Armed man arrested, drugs, weapons seized after struggle with Fairfield officer

Police: Armed man arrested, drugs, weapons seized after struggle with Fairfield officer

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - A police stop turned into a dangerous struggle between an officer and an armed man in Fairfield Tuesday afternoon, say police.

The officer stopped a man driving a suspicious vehicle on Clay St. near Wyoming St. at 4:47 p.m., said Sgt. Jeff Osgood of the Fairfield Police Dept.

During the stop, the driver, Broderick Araro, 31, of Suisun, consented to have his vehicle searched by the officer, said Osgood.

However, when the officer attempted to remove Araro from his vehicle, Araro reached for his waistband. The officer quickly subdued and handcuffed Araro who continued to resist, Osgood said.

The officer finally restrained Araro, and removed a loaded .38 caliber revolver from his waistband.

Suspect in Davis alleged hate crime beating pleads not guilty

WOODLAND, CA - A Davis man facing hate crime allegations in an attack on a gay man is back behind bars.

Clayton Garzon, 20, has been charged with assault with a hate crime enhancement in a March 10 beating on 32-year-old Mikey Partida. Garzon allegedly used a slur for gays that begins with the letter "F" during the attack. 

STORY: Davis police arrest man in alleged hate crime attack

Garzon's attorney says her client is not a hateful man.

Davis hate crime victim out of hospital; new suspect info

DAVIS, CA - The man accused of hate crimes in the March 10 homophobic beating in Davis went before a judge Tuesday to answer to charges. The Yolo County District Attorney wanted to increase the man's bail from $75,000 to half a million dollars.

Court documents show that the DA pushed to increase Clayton Garzon's bail, claiming that he is, "an extreme danger to the community."

The DA claimed the original bail didn't take into account that it was a possible hate crime and that Garzon has a previous record. He's accused of being involved in a stabbing attack in Dixon last September.

Garzon's defense attorney responded to the "hate crime" allegations. Court documents state, "Mr. Garzon has many family members and friends that are members of the LGTB community."

Vallejo standoff ends after suspect is found dead

VALLEJO, CA (AP) - Vallejo police say a standoff with an armed man ended after officers entered the home and the suspect was found dead.

Officials say the suspect had barricaded himself inside the Vallejo home after police were called by neighbors around 11:36 a.m. Wednesday saying that a man was pointing a rifle or shotgun at people on the street.

Vallejo Police Lt. Lee Horton says after officers later surrounded the home, the man jammed his shotgun through a window and extended it at the officers on the street.

When several officers opened fire at the suspect, the suspect disappeared out of view and back into the residence.

Horton says as SWAT teams were getting ready to send a robot into the home they saw the suspect on the floor.

Officers found a shotgun next to the man, but police did not say if he died from a self-inflicted wound