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Police: Alligator found at Fairfield pot suspects' home

VACAVILLE, CA - The execution of a search warrant in Fairfield yielded something a little unusual: an alligator.

The reptile was discovered when Vacaville police searched the home of two suspects arrested during a traffic stop on suspicion of possession of marijuana, said city spokesman Mark Mazzaferro. Suspects Lori Riley, 34, and William Riley, 37, were pulled over in Modesto. Officers reported recovering approximately 50 pounds of marijuana and a handgun in the couple's vehicle, Mazzaferro said.

During the search of the Rileys' Fairfield home, Mazzaferro said officers found more marijuana, seven firearms including a .50 calibre bolt action rifle, $29,000 in cash, and the baby, three-foot-long alligator. The alligator was taken by Solano County Animal Services.

Mazzaferro said the investigation led to two more search warrants for residences in Vallejo where officers seized 900 marijuana plants being cultivated.

Officials list explosives found in UC Davis blast

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Prosecutors have released details of the explosive materials they say were found after a chemistry researcher at the University of California, Davis was injured in an explosion in his apartment last month.

The Sacramento Bee reports that during a hearing Friday, Yolo County prosecutors said several common explosives were recovered in the apartment of David Snyder, including nitroglycerine.

The 32-year-old Snyder - who suffered hand injuries in the Jan. 18 blast at his campus apartment - is being held in lieu of $2 million bail on explosives charges in connection with the explosion.

Prosecutors have also added several firearms charges - including charges for weapons investigators say were recovered from the apartment - as well as what Yolo County prosecutors described as "multiple boxes of ammunition" found in the apartment.

Snyder has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Arrest made in death of teen found in Fairfield park

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - An arrest was made on Friday in connection with the death of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen, the teen found dead in a Fairfield park on Friday, Feb. 1.

At an 11:45 a.m. press conference, Sgt. Rebecca Belk of the Fairfield Police Department named Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, of Fairfield as the lone suspect in the murder of Conway-Allen.

"Jones was identified as a suspect early on in the investigation," said Belk. "Since that time, he has been under 24-hour surveillance. Therefore, there was no danger to public during the investigation."

Belk said evidence that was recovered links Jones to the crime.

Belk credited the arrest to a cooperative investigation between the Fairfield Police Department, Suisun City Police Department, state and federal agencies and the Solano County District Attorney's Office.

Marijuana crop guard found guilty of possession, sale charges

WOODLAND, CA - A man who prosecutors said told drug agents he was hired by Richmond drug dealers to guard a marijuana crop being grown on public land in the county was convicted marijuana cultivation and possession for sale charges.

Fidel Alvarez, 47, was also found guilty of being armed with a firearm in connection with the crimes, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office reports.

Alvarez was arrested walking through the nearly mature marijuana crop found just off Highway 16 on Sept. 6, 2012. He was dress in camouflage and armed with a .22 calibre rifle with a flash suppressor, according to court documents.

There were 500 pot plants in the field, county narcotics enforcement agents said.

During Alvarez's trial, experts valued the marijuana at $250,000 to $500,00 on the street.

Drug agents testified that Alvarez told them that in return for his services, the drug dealers promised him a percentage from the street sales of the pot.

3 shot in Vallejo home invasion

VALLEJO, CA (AP) - Police in Vallejo are investigating an early morning home invasion that left three people with gunshot wounds.

Lt. Kenny Park says at least two armed men wearing hooded sweatshirts kicked in the door of the home around 3:45 a.m. Thursday. A mother and her adult son and daughter who live at the home are believed to have been shot randomly.

Police say the sister was awakened and shot in the hand after coming across the assailants and being chased by them.

Park says when the brother and mother went to see what was happening, the intruders shot the brother in the face and shot the mother in the lower part of her body. They were taken to separate hospitals.

All three are expected to survive.

Park says investigators aren't sure if a robbery took place. No arrests have been made.

Suspects tape Fairfield school custodian to desk, steal iPads

FAIRFIELD, CA - Two suspects broke into a Fairfield school Wednesday night, tied up the custodian and stole school iPads at gunpoint.

The 50-year-old man was walking outside from one building of Sem Yeto Continuation School to another around 9:52 p.m. when he was approached by two men. Fairfield police said the suspects, one with a handgun, forced the man to lie on the ground and threatened to kill him if he did not cooperate.

The suspects demanded to know where the school kept its iPads. After the custodian gave them the location, the suspects duct taped the man's hands and then taped him to a desk. The suspects then went to where the iPads were stored, stole about 40 iPads and then ran away from the school.

Police said the custodian was able to free hands and called police. When officers arrives on scene, the custodian was still partially taped to the desk.

The custodian was not injured in the robbery.

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FBI joins search for killer of teen found dead in Fairfield park

FAIRFIELD, CA - Fairfield police say they're working with the FBI in the search for the killer of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park last week.

Police released few new details during a press conference Wednesday, but did repeat their request for help from the public, especially anyone who may have seen Genelle Renee Conway-Allen Thursday afternoon.

The teen was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. Thursday by her guardian at the foster home in nearby Suisun City where she lived. Police say her naked body was found a little before 7 a.m. Friday by a passerby.

There's no confirmation if her clothes were ever recovered, but police said some evidence was taken from the park.

"We want to catch the people responsible," Chief Walter Tibbet said. "There are many unknowns here and it would be inappropriate to speculate."