K9 leads Fairfield PD to suspect hiding in tree

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Two men were arrested Saturday after a vehicle and foot pursuit. 

According to the Fairfield Police Department, the incident began when officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on a red Hyundai with plates that belonged to a Jeep. 

The vehicle refused to yield, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

The Hyundai was driving west on I-80 near the American Canyon exit when someone from the car threw a firearm out the window. The gun discharged a round when it hit the roadway and struck the windshield of a pursuing police vehicle.

The Hyundai exited I-80 and pulled into a shopping center, where the passenger got out and took off on foot. 

Two Fairfield PD officers remained with the driver, Jesus Escamilla, 40. 

Officers deployed a K9 officer and found the hiding passenger suspect in a tree. 

The passenger was identified as Oscar Garcia, 35. He was taken into custody without further incident. 

Inside the vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Oakland, police found two ounces of suspected drugs.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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