Fairfield man arrested after allegedly following woman home

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A Fairfield man was arrested Saturday night after a woman said he followed her home, police said.

At about 8:15 p.m., the woman called the police and said that a man had followed her to her driveway and watched her as she arrived home.

The man continued to follow her even when she drove away from her home, police said. The woman then went back home, ran inside and called 911.

Police responded to the home, at Del Prado Circle and Pennsylvania Avenue, and arrested 55-year-old Anthony Valencia after a brief struggle.

Valencia was found to be on probation out of Yolo County. Officers also found a concealed machete, suspected methamphetamine and a meth pipe, police said.

Valencia was booked into the county jail on suspicion of stalking, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a deadly weapon to commit an assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and violation of his probation, police said.

"This is a great example and reminder to our community to always be alert and aware of your surroundings," Fairfield police Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen said in a statement. "This resident's awareness more than likely saved her from becoming a victim," Jacobsen said.