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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Tuesday October 29th, 2019 :: 09:29 a.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested and Property Returned Due to Everyone Working Together

It’s bad enough so many people are getting evacuated from their homes due to the fires across the state, but to get your personal belongs stolen that you were able to take with you is just pouring salt in the wound.

A woman was unfortunately evacuated from her home in the North Bay due to the fires. Yesterday, she stopped at a restaurant while passing through Fairfield on her way to a temporary residence. While eating at the restaurant an individual snatched her bag when she was not looking…the bag that had all the items she was able to take with her when she was evacuated.

The victim worked with the store management, was able to review video and found footage where the suspect had stolen her bag. She reached out to us and a report was generated by Community Service Officer Stephanie Robertson.  After collecting the information needed, the victim went back to the restaurant to drop off her information in case her bag was found.  While she and the management were talking, they saw the subject who had taken her bag.

The victim called us back and officers responded to the scene. Police Officer Keith Pulsipher was able to locate the subject and at the same time found a bag matching the victim’s. Officer Pulsipher detained the subject and showed the bag to the victim. She was able to inspect the bag, confirm it was hers and luckily, all of her items were still inside. This nice woman was able to continue on her way, while the individual who stole her bag was on his way to jail. The subject who stole the bag was identified as Shawn Spontini, a 59 year old out of Fairfield. Spontini was booked in the Solano County Jail for felony theft and four outstanding warrants for various offenses. The case has been forwarded to the Solano County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Even though it seems everything is coming apart with the fires, winds and power outages, its times like this that show we can all come together to make things right. We would like to thank the victim for reaching out to us, the restaurant management for quickly reviewing the video and everyone working together to get the property back.

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

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

Jausiah Jacobsen, Lieutenant
Public Information Officer

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