* Jaime Villegas Mungia And Charles Williams Arrested In Fairfield In Connection To burglarizing Cars At The Westfield Solano Mall And Solano Community College
Published by Staff Writer on March 4, 2010
Fairfield police arrested two men Wednesday on suspicion of stealing and burglarizing cars at the Westfield Solano Mall and Solano Community College.A large number of auto thefts and burglaries occurred over the past several weeks around the mall, particularly near the mall’s 24 Hour Fitness Center, Lt. Darrin Moody said. Fairfield police said the mall’s video surveillance system was instrumental in identifying Jaime Villegas Mungia, 18, of Fairfield, and Charles Williams, 19, of Suisun, as the suspects.Police believe they may be responsible for 20 auto burglaries and several auto thefts.Two weeks ago, a Fairfield community service officer worked with mall security to get a video of a suspicious vehicle that was traveling in and out of the mall parking lot, Moody said.A police officer eventually spotted the car and stopped it, and found that it contained a large amount of stereo equipment and electronics. The car was towed because the driver did not have a valid license, Moody said.Detectives contacted the theft victims, who identified the property found in the car as their own, Moody said. Police served search warrants Wednesday at homes in the 1400 block of Minnesota Street in Fairfield and the 800 block of Sunset Drive in Suisun, Moody said. Police recovered a large amount of property stolen from vehicles in the Westfield Mall, Moody said. The investigation indicated Mungia and Williams were also stealing cars and property from the parking lot of Solano Community College, Moody said. Mungia and Williams were booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of auto theft, burglary and possession of stolen property, Moody said.
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