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Published on April 13, 2024
Fairfield Police Seize Loaded Submachine Gun Near School, Two Suspects Arrested During Traffic StopSource: Fairfield Police Department

In a proactive move that may have preempted a potential disaster, Fairfield authorities seized a loaded submachine gun during a routine traffic stop within the vicinity of a local elementary school. The Fairfield Police Department's Special Operations Team (SOT) pulled over a vehicle last night around 10:01 pm and ended up booking two individuals on separate charges.

According to the official Facebook post by the Fairfield Police Department, their detective's conversation with the car's occupants led to probable cause to conduct a search. The passenger already wanted on outstanding warrants, and the driver of the vehicle soon found themselves under arrest, as officers found a loaded firearm on the rear floorboard.

The driver, identified in the report as 42-year-old Roscoe Rhodes, faces charges related to the possession of the submachine gun. The passenger, 20-year-old Tarisha Case, was apprehended on the strength of outstanding warrants. The timing of the incident, so close to local education grounds, has not been lost on the community concerned with the safety of its children.

Following the discovery, both Rhodes and Case were taken into custody. They were transported and later booked into the Solano County Jail.