Vallejo Police Seize Guns and Drugs, Suspect with Violent History Apprehended After Community Tip

Vallejo Police Seize Guns and Drugs, Suspect with Violent History Apprehended After Community TipSource: Vallejo Police Department
Nina Singh-Hudson
Published on December 10, 2023

In Vallejo, a tense altercation led to a drug and gun bust after a suspect known for brandishing a firearm was apprehended earlier this month. Vallejo Police officers were called to the scene back in October following a report of a man threatening a woman with a gun during an argument on Lincoln Road East, according to a statement on the Vallejo Police Department's Facebook page.

The suspect, after the heated exchange, allegedly pulled out a gun from his fanny pack and pointed it at the woman, declaring, "I'm a bad boy! I am a bad guy!" He then escaped in a pickup truck. The police were provided with a detailed suspect description and vehicle information by the victim.

Vallejo Police stayed vigilant, and on December 3, officers located the male suspect, who was still sporting the same fanny pack. Upon trying to detain him near Tennessee Street and Edwards Circle, the suspect resisted arrest and attempted to flee on foot but was eventually taken into custody after a brief pursuit.

A search of the suspect yielded a loaded firearm, not registered to him, and approximately 4.6 grams of methamphetamine. A criminal background check uncovered an outstanding warrant for him in Napa County, including a prior felony conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. The man was cleared at a local hospital before being booked into the county jail, and the police secured the evidence.

Vallejo Police expressed their gratitude towards the woman who courageously reported the threatening individual, which played a crucial role in the successful intervention by law enforcement.