General Crime

* Rolando Cuevas Arrested for Alleged Beating of Supermarket Employee in Fairfield

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A second suspect was arrested Thursday night in connection with a gang-related beating of a Fairfield supermarket employee in June, police said Friday. The employee was attacked as he worked inside a supermarket in the 1900 block of W. Texas St. by three people at about 8:45 p.m. on June 13. The suspects struck the victim upside his head with a glass liquor bottle before attacking the victim, beating him to the ground and kicking him repeatedly.

The suspects fled before police arrived. On July 20, police arrested Manuel Godinez, 19, of Fairfield, in connection with the attack after the department’s Gang Unit detectives identified two of the three suspects and obtained warrants for their arrest. Police also had a warrant out for the arrest of Fairfield resident Rolando Cuevas, 18, who was tracked by detectives Thursday night to Suisun City. Officers from the Suisun City Police Department and Fairfield gang detectives surrounded a residence in the 800 block of Redhead Way where detectives confirmed Cuevas was located.

Fairfield police dispatchers called the home to order Cuevas to surrender, but the person who answered — who was later determined to be Cuevas — said that Cuevas was not inside the home. Moments later, while other people who had been inside the home exited through the front of the house, Cuevas exited a back door and hopped a backyard fence into a neighbor’s yard. Fairfield police K-9 “Ajax” apprehended Cuevas, and Cuevas was taken into custody in the backyard. Cuevas was booked into Solano County Jail on a warrant for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury and for participating in a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

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