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UC Davis campus search ends with arrests of robbery suspects

DAVIS, CA - Two suspects from Woodland were in custody following an armed robbery and police chase overnight in Davis, police say.

About 2:15 a.m., police dispatchers received a call that some people had been held up by a man with a handgun at the intersection of 5th and L streets, said Lt. Glenn Glasgow. The victims were not hurt but were forced to hand over personal property.

The victims caught a partial license plate and reported a description of the vehicle in which the robber fled.

About half an hour later, a patrol officer saw the vehicle described and tried to pull it over as it entered Interstate 80 from Mace Boulevard. Glasgow said the car failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit as it exited on Old Davis Road and drove through the UC Davis campus. On the 200 block of A Street, the chase ended.

Glasgow said a,man, a passenger in the vehicle ran off. Officers arrested the driver, identified as Sunnie Robertson, 25.

Police: Woman sexually assaulted at Davis apartments

DAVIS, CA - A Davis resident reported she was sexually assaulted by two men who forced her into her apartment early Thursday morning, according to a Davis police report.

The woman was leaving her home in an apartment complex on the 4500 block of Alhambra Drive at 5 a.m. when she was grabbed by two men as she walked out. She told officers she tried to fight off the pair when they forced her back into her residence but couldn't.

The two men fled after attacking her.

She told officers both assailants were white, with one having brown hair and the other black hair.

Police and Davis fire crews were alerted to the attack at 12:35 p.m. The victim was treated for non-serious physical injuries, according to the police report.

The police department's sexual assault unit continues to investigate and wants to hear form anyone who can help their case. The number is (530) 747-5400 .

Suspect enters plea in murder of Suisun City teen

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - The man accused of killing a Suisun City teen found murdered in a Fairfield park on Feb. 1, pleaded not-guilty to her murder on Thursday.

Anthony Lemar Jones appeared alongside his public defender in a Fairfield court room Thursday morning, facing charges of murder, kidnapping to commit rape, rape and lewd or lascivious acts on a child.

Genelle Conway-Allen's body was discovered by a passerby in Allan Witt Park shortly before 7 a.m. on Feb. 1.

STORY: Girl's body found in Fairfield park

Jones was apprehended and confirmed as a suspect in the case seven days later at a Fairfield Police Dept. press conference.

UC Davis researcher charged in blast free on bail

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Authorities say a former chemistry researcher at the University of California, Davis who is facing explosives and weapons-related charges has been released from custody on $2 million bail.

Prosecutors told The Sacramento Bee that David Snyder was released from jail either late Wednesday or early Thursday after family members put up their homes and other properties as collateral for his bail.

The Bee says as part of his release, Snyder is forbidden from going on the grounds of the university without first notifying campus police.

The 32-year-old Snyder has pleaded not guilty to a number of charges after the blast in his campus apartment last month. He is due back in court March 14.

Snyder suffered hand injuries in the blast and dozens of residents were forced from their homes for hours.

DA will seek death penalty for accused killer of Vallejo officer

VALLEJO, CA (BCN) - The Solano County District Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty for the Fairfield man charged with killing Vallejo police Officer James Capoot in November 2011.

Deputy District Attorney Karen Jensen made the announcement this morning in Solano County Superior Court, where Henry Albert Smith Jr., 39, re-entered a not guilty plea to Capoot's murder on Nov. 17, 2011, and denied several special circumstances that subject him to capital punishment.

Smith was held to answer to the murder and special circumstances after a preliminary hearing last November.

The special circumstances allege that Smith killed Capoot during the performance of the officer's duties, he knew or should have known Capoot was a police officer, killed Capoot by lying in wait, while fleeing police after committing a robbery, and to avoid arrest.

Smith's trial date will be set on May 10, Jensen said this morning.

14 vehicles vandalized in Woodland tire-slashing spree

WOODLAND, Calif. - Woodland residents leaving for work Friday morning were greeted by a most infuriating sight.

According to Sergeant Steve Guthrie of the Woodland Police Dept., officers were called to the area of Cross St. and Fourth St. around 6:20 a.m. in response to a report of vehicles with slashed tires. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a total of 14 vehicles with one or more slashed tires.

Guthrie said the total damage was estimated at $7,000.

Woodland police are still looking for leads in the case. Anybody with information on the incident was encouraged to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800.

D.A. charges Conway-Allen suspect with murder

FAIRFIELD, CA - The Fairfield man arrested in the death of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen has been charged with first-degree murder with special circumstances.

Conway-Allen's nude body was found at a Fairfield park the morning of Feb. 1. The Suisun City girl had been reported missing the day before.

Fairfield police arrested Anthony Lemar Jones, 32, a week later.

In addition to the murder charges, the Solano County District Attorney's Office says Jones faces special circumstances of murder in the commission of kidnapping, murder in the commission of rape, and murder in the commission of a lewd or lascivious act upon a minor under age 14.  Those special circumstances mean Jones could face the death penalty.