Man with gun nabbed at Fairfield car dealership

A man brought guns and cocaine while shopping for a car at this Fairfield dealership, cops say.

Here's the Rap Sheet for Jan. 8, 2016:

MAN WITH DRUGS, GUN NABBED AT CAR DEALERSHIP: Fairfield police arrested a man after he showed up at a car dealership with a gun and cocaine, authorities said.

The incident began about 4 p.m. Thursday when police received a call from the Momentum Infiniti & Volkswagen dealership at 2855 Auto Mall Parkway about a man who was armed with a gun while trying to buy a car with his wife.

Dispatchers were told that the handgun was in the man's waistband and that at one point, he put the gun on a desk but was not threatening anyone, police said. 

Officers responded and detained the man, identified as David Allen Phillips, 38, of Fairfield and his wife without incident.

Police removed a loaded Sig Sauer .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun from the man's waistband. Officers also found a loaded Springfield XD40 .40-caliber handgun inside his backpack. The suspect did not have a license to carry concealed firearms, police said.

Officers also found a gram of cocaine inside his pants pocket, police said.

An employee told Rap Sheet that the suspect had been talking on the lot with an employee and casually asked the worker if he liked guns. During the conversation, Phillips mentioned that he had a gun in his waistband and another in his backpack, the employee said.

Phillips' wife was released from the scene.

Phillips was booked into Solano County Jail on felony weapons and narcotic charges. His bail was set at $55,000.

K-9 NABS HALF-CLOTHED BURGLARY SUSPECT: A man without pants who tried to break into a woman's Guerneville home was collared with the help of a Sonoma County sheriff's K-9.

The woman called 911 about 9:20 p.m. Thursday saying a man was tapping on her windows and trying to open her doors at home on the Drake Road extension, authorities said. She said she yelled at him, and he hid underneath her back stairs.

Deputies arrived and found the man, identified as Jeffrey Aaron Pate, a 34-year-old transient who frequents Guerneville, pantless in the backyard. He saw them and ran before crawling into a drainage pipe, authorities said.

He refused to get out and swam across Pocket Canyon Creek near Guerneville River Park before clinging to an embankment, authorities said. 

He refused to climb up, jumped back into the creek and swam to the other side before clambering up that embankment and disappearing into the woods, authorities said.

Deputies said spotted him hiding in a "hollowed-out tree behind some large pieces of wood" near a resort on Neely Road. They unleashed K-9 Falko, and the dog snatched him from the tree.

Despite all this, the suspect "violently resisted and fought the deputies," injuring one of them in the hand, officials said. They subdued him and arrested him on suspicion of attempted burglary, prowling, assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a probation violation.

He was being held at Sonoma County Jail in lieu of $41,000 bail.

FOOT PATROL? We end today with this report from SFPD Richmond Station/resident quipster Simon Silverman. 

Seems like an alert dog walker spotted a burglary in progress near 47th Avenue and Fulton Street at about 3 p.m. on New Year's Day.

The dog walker saw the suspect taking off a shoe and using it to break a garage-door window. The suspect reached through the broken window to open the door.

"Responding officers caught the suspect hobbling away while wearing one shoe," Silverman wrote in his station newsletter. He couldn't resist adding: "This suspect started 2016 off on the wrong foot (as have I with that pun)."

CRIME FILES: Tune in at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 for a special review of the Top 10 crime stories for 2015.

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