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Police: Man runs over 2 women, leads Vallejo cops on pursuit


A man suspected of running over two women before leading police on a pursuit through the streets of Vallejo was arrested Saturday.

A Vallejo police officer was flagged down at Laurel St. and Benicia Rd. around 1:33 p.m. by two women claiming to have been run over by the driver of a red pickup truck who fled the scene, according to a release from Vallejo Police Lieutenant K. Bartlett.

Medical and fire personnel were called to the scene to treat the women who sustained moderate injuries.

As officers were investigating the incident, the driver of the truck drove by the scene and was spotted by officers and witnesses. The officers attempted to perform a vehicle stop but the driver fled, Bartlett said.

Police followed the driver through central Vallejo before a pursuit immobilization technique (PIT) was used to end the pursuit at Tennessee St. and Oakwood St.

Police: Man arrested in Fairfield homicide had 8 priors


An arrest was made Friday in connection with a homicide in Fairfield Tuesday.

Fairfield Police Lieutenant Stephen Crane said 27-year-old Lamar Adams was arrested as a suspect in the murder of 26-year-old Marquice Carter. Officers responding to a report of a shooting on the 1500 block of Union Ave. at approximately 1:25 a.m. Tuesday found Carter fatally shot.

Adams was identified as a suspect in the ensuing investigation. He had been residing at the residence with, and had been an associate of Carter, Crane said.

At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Fairfield Police Department General Investigations Unit, Narcotics Investigations Unit and Special Operations Team located Adams on the 1200 block of Tanglewood Drive in Fairfield, He was arrested at the scene without incident, according to Crane.

CHP sergeant arrested for child porn


A California Highway Patrol sergeant working out of the agency's Fairfield office is accused of child pornography.

The Vacaville Police Department announced Eric Lund, 49, of Chico was taken into custody Thursday following an investigation that began in August. Police spokesperson Lt. Matt Lydon said detectives learned child pornography was being downloaded in the cities of Vacaville, Fairfield and Suisun. The probe led to Lund and a search warrant for the officer's personal vehicle. Detectives documented finding an external hard drive in the vehicle which contained multiple pornographic videos involving children.

Lund was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail for possession of obscene matter: a minor in sexual acts; and sending/selling obscene matter depicting a minor, Lydon said.

Lund posted $115,000 bail and was released Friday.

Have you seen this missing man?


Searchers are on foot and using ATVs in the Capay Valley in Yolo County to try to find a 37-year-old man last heard from on Friday, Oct. 10.

Rico Omar Harris' black Nissan sedan has been parked at the Yolo County Regional Parks Lower Site on State Route 16 near Rumsey since at least Monday but there is no sign of him, according to Capt. Larry Cecchettini with the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's department learned Harris was on his way from Alhambra (in Los Angeles County) to Seattle to visit his girlfriend when he disappeared. Cecchettini said the girlfriend said the last communication she had from Harris was a message he left on her phone at 10:45 a.m. that Friday.

Thursday is the third day searchers have been looking for Harris. He was described as African American, 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 280 pounds.

Driver killed in collision with big rig in Yolo County


One person was killed in a wreck between a car and a big rig in Yolo County Thursday morning.

The crash was reported on State Route 113 around 4:57 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol reports.

A CHP officer at the scene said the truck driver was turning onto SR-113 from County Road 18C. The oncoming driver of the car apparently did not see the truck, hit it and went under the trailer.

All lanes of Hwy. 113 were closed during investigation and cleanup efforts.

No information was provided on the cause of the crash.


Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices

Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices


SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's transportation agency is spending $2.5 million to update its fleet of vehicles with high-tech gear.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that Caltrans is installing GPS tracking devices on its 7,500 sedans, snow plows, trucks and other vehicles. The devices will report where vehicles are traveling, how long they idle and their speed among other things.

The devices will also track which employee is driving.

In July, the California Highway Patrol found a stolen Caltrans vehicle and arrested a thief within an hour of it going missing because of a GPS tracking device.

The devices cost $2.5 million and Caltrans will spend another $1.5 million on a reporting system annually.


Slain Vacaville senior, football player remembered at game


VACAVILLE- It was a heartfelt tribute for a slain Vacaville High School senior and football player Friday night.

Teammates, classmates and family all remembered the life of 18-year-old Demetrious "The Meech" Ward. Ward was in his truck when he was shot and killed early Monday morning.

"There's a lot of feeling. We're all in this together tonight," Vacaville High School Principal Ed Santopadre said.

"I think he'd like it," Ward's father Kevin Ward said. "He'd say, 'I'm here for you. Keep going. Take us to the state.'"

The Vacaville Bulldogs varsity football team walked out proudly holding picture of the high school senior. Right behind them, teammates held a frame containing Ward's football jersey.

"Our hearts are broken. Our spirits are dampened as we, the bulldog family, mourn the loss of our own," the announcer said before the game.