Suspects in Custody After Assault, Robbery in Vacaville

FOX40: Suspects in Custody After Assault, Robbery in Vacaville VACAVILLE — Four men were taken into custody early Friday morning in connection to what Vacaville police are calling a brutal assault and robbery, where a man was allegedly stripped of his personal belongings and severely beaten. Just before midnight Thursday, Vacaville police received a call…

No hearing set for Fairfield man accused of assisting in mother’s suicide

No hearing set for Fairfield man accused of assisting in mother’s suicide A former Vacaville resident alleged to have assisted in his mother’s suicide late last year appeared briefly Thursday in Solano County Superior Court, where the judge and attorneys agreed once again to delay the setting of a probable cause hearing. Eric Capitanich, 43,…

Ex-VPAT employee offered plea deal, hearing delayed

Ex-VPAT employee offered plea deal, hearing delayed A former Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre employee arrested last year on a child pornography charge may serve up to two years in state prison if he agrees to a plea deal, Thursday’s discussions in Solano County Superior Court revealed. Donald Wade Jr., 37, was one of two men…

Fairfield sex offender asking for unsupervised release

Fairfield sex offender asking for unsupervised release The fate of a Fairfield sex offender petitioning the county for his unconditional release from state supervision is likely to be in the hands of a jury in the coming months, following a judge’s probable cause finding Monday morning in Solano County Superior Court. Fraisure Earl Smith, 52,…

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DUI charge dropped for man who tested positive for caffeine

The Reporter: DUI charges dropped for man who tested positive for caffeine In a statement late Wednesday, the Solano County District Attorney’s office announced the dismissal of a DUI charge against a Fairfield man who tested positive for driving under the influence of caffeine — not alcohol. Joseph Schwab, 36, of Fairfield, was pulled over…

Vacaville gang member to stand trial on vandalism charges

The Reporter: Vacaville gang member to stand trial on vandalism charges A Solano County Superior Court judge found probable cause Wednesday to move forward with a trial for a Vacaville man and gang member facing a series of felony vandalism charges. The suspect, Iseah Garza, 18, is a known member of a local criminal street…

Courts cases in 2016 cover animal abuse, release of sexual predator

The Reporter: Courts cases in 2016 cover animal abuse, release of sexual predator Solano County courtrooms were busy this year with no shortage of criminal cases. As 2016 comes to an end, there are some more memorable case that took place in Solano County Superior Court. Just three days before Christmas last year, a young woman…

Trial delayed for Fairfield wife accused in husband’s stabbing death

The Reporter: Trial delayed for Fairfield wife accused in husband’s stabbing death A trial slated to begin this week for a Fairfield woman facing charges in connection to her husband’s 2015 stabbing death was postponed until next year, the judge and attorneys agreed Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court. At the prosecutor’s request because of a…

Holiday decorating underway on Candy Cane, Lollipop Lanes

The Reporter: Holiday decorating underway on Candy Cane, Lollipop Lanes Nothing signifies the holiday season in Vacaville more than the dazzling bright lights of Candy Cane and Lollipop Lanes. A Solano County classic for more than 25 years, the festive streets commonly known as Arlene Drive and Shady Glen Avenue, have been warming the hearts of…

Victim testifies in Vacaville beating case

The Reporter: Victim testifies in Vacaville beating case The victim in a brutal Vacaville beating took the stand Wednesday in Solano County Superior Court during a probable cause hearing and recounted what he could remember when he was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat and left with severe injuries after a house party. Ryan Cooper, 23,…