Police arrested two felons for possession of handguns during separate walkthroughs in Fairfield this week. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police were conducting a walkthrough at a residential complex in the 800 block of East Travis Boulevard, near Dover Park, when they noticed a suspicious vehicle nearby. The officers contacted the occupants and searched the inside of the vehicle.
In the vehicle’s center console, police found a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Denero Harris, 19, of Roseville, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a loaded and concealed handgun and for providing a false identity to officers. Harris is on probation out of Sacramento County, police said. During a separate incident on Friday, officers arrested another felon in possession of a handgun, police said. At about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, police were patrolling the 1900 block of Grande Circle on foot.
Officers said they noticed a man lurking behind a residence and attempted to make contact with him, but he fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, the man threw a handgun into a nearby yard and surrendered to police. The loaded handgun was recovered by police and the man was found to be in possession of a substance suspected to be cocaine base, according to police.
Police arrested Nevelle Wallace, 22, of Suisun City, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, having a loaded handgun in public, for possession of a controlled substance for sales and violation of his probation, police said. Wallace is on probation out of Solano County, according to Fairfield police. The Fairfield Police Department said their Special Operations Team and Gang Unit conduct walkthroughs to serve as a deterrent for criminal activity and in an effort to better connect with the community.
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