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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Tuesday December 26th, 2017 :: 03:59 p.m. PST


Fairfield Man Arrested For Vehicle Theft

Many of you may remember the name Lance Johnson from our post on December 21st regarding a vehicle burglary and subsequent search warrant in the 5000 block of Oakbrook Circle.  That morning Mr. Johnson was detained by detectives and later arrested for various narcotics offenses.  Shortly after he was released from custody, Ofc. Belyea identified him as a suspect in a separate theft case she was investigating.  That theft had occurred on December 19th when a victim reported that the taillights had been stolen off of his Dodge Ram pickup truck while it was parked at the Transportation Center.  Ofc. Belyea reviewed several video surveillance cameras in the area and identified the suspect in the theft as Lance Johnson. 

That afternoon Ofc. Belyea re-contacted Mr. Johnson at his residence and arrested him for vandalism and theft stemming from the December 19th incident.  During his arrest, dealership keys to a Ford Mustang were located in his pocket.  Earlier that morning the Fairfield Ford dealership had reported that several cars had been stolen from the lot overnight.   Ofc. Belyea reviewed photographs taken from the video surveillance footage at the dealership and identified Lance Johnson as one of the suspects present at the time the vehicles were stolen.  He subsequently provided detectives with the location in Vallejo where one of the stolen vehicles had been dropped off.  That vehicle was recovered and returned to the Fairfield Ford dealership. 

By the end of the afternoon Lance Johnson, a 32-year-old Fairfield resident, was booked into Solano County Jail on charges of petty theft, vandalism, vehicle theft, and conspiracy to commit a crime.  This is a great example of just how useful video surveillance systems can be in helping officers identify those in our community who are willing to victimize our residents and businesses.

Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

Kathryn McCormick
Press Information Officer

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