An 18-year-old Fairfield man was arrested Thursday on a Napa County warrant in connection with three robberies that occurred in American Canyon between Dec. 17 and 19.
Jericho Dyshone Davis was taken into custody by American Canyon Police Department on suspicion of two counts of robbery and two counts of cruelty to a child, according to American Canyon Police Chief Tracey Stuart.
Stuart said Davis was one of the three suspects in the robberies in December. All three of the robberies had juvenile victims and similar suspect descriptions – two black males and one Hispanic male. There was also a similar vehicle used, similar modes of operation and items taken.
On Dec. 17, at 2:43 pm, a 17-year-old boy was walking in the 800 block of Spring Mountain Lane. A dark blue SUV drove up next to him with three men inside.
The suspects told him to hand over his phone, backpack and jacket he was wearing. The victim gave up his property and the suspects left in the SUV.
On Dec. 17, at 3:18 pm, a 12-year-old female was walking on Renwood Lane in American Canyon when a SUV pulled up next to her.
A black male exited the SUV and forced her to the ground by placing his hands on her shoulders. He pointed a gun at her and told her to give him all of her property or he would "shoot" her.
The girl gave the suspect a pink and black colored Jansport backpack, red "Dre" beats headphones and a Google Nexus and Android cell phone. Then a Hispanic male, 17-19 years old exited the same vehicle and put his hands in the girls pockets, presumably looking for more property or money.
A third suspect was driving the vehicle and was described as a black male, 17-19 years old.
On Dec. 19, at approx. 11:25 am, a 15-year-old male was walking on Toscana Drive at Sequoia Grove when a dark blue SUV pulled up next to him.
Two black males exited the vehicle and demanded the victim’s backpack. The victim handed his black Jansport backpack to the suspects because he was afraid they would hurt him.
On Dec. 19, after the third robbery in American Canyon, officers were informed of a vehicle pursuit, which occurred in Vallejo, shortly after the last robbery. The pursuit ended when the 2013 Subaru Outback crashed and the three suspects got away.
The Subaru had been reported stolen by the registered owners on Dec. 1, to Fairfield Police Department.
On Dec. 20, the Subaru was processed and searched by detectives and evidence specialists. Several items of stolen property were recovered as well as some physical evidence.
Evidence recovered from the Subaru and witness statements led to a suspect being identified. The suspect was identified as Davis. Davis has also been identified as the suspect who pointed a firearm at the 12-year-old girl.
Today, Thursday, Jan. 2, detectives went again to Fairfield to locate and arrest Davis on a Napa County warrant for the robberies. They first tried to contact him at some apartments on Travion Court, but Davis got away.
At about 1 p.m., detectives went to an address in the 1300 block of Phoenix in Fairfield. No one answered the door and detectives forced entry.
Davis was hiding upstairs and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections and his bail is set at $500,000.
Additional charges are anticipated, Stuart said.