Burglar Loots Home, Leaves Infant Child Waiting Outside

The owner of the home in unincorporated Dixon detained one of the burglars, who police say left his child in the getaway vehicle outside while committing the crime.

(This information was sent to Patch by the Solano County Sheriff's Office.)




On Monday, 12/09/13, shortly after 5:00 p.m., the Solano County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call from a resident of the 8300 block of Pedrick Road in the unincorporated area of Dixon regarding a burglary.

The property owner advised dispatch he had arrived at the residence and found two subjects had broken into a large shop on the property. The property owner told dispatch he had detained one subject and the other had fled on foot.

Officers from the Dixon Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office responding to the area just outside of Dixon. Dixon officers detained the subject being detained by the property owner at the residence. They also located and detained the second subject approximately one-half mile away from the residence.

Deputies arrived a short time later and took custody of the two male subjects. Deputies discovered the subject who had been detained at the residence, 34 year old Joseph Paul McGraw of Dixon, had driven his vehicle to the residence and inside the vehicle deputies discovered McGraw’s infant child. Deputies contacted Solano County Child Protective Services.

Arrested a short distance from the victim’s residence was 37 year old Dean Forrest French of Vacaville, who was identified by the property owner as the second suspect.

Deputies discovered items in McGraw’s vehicle as those from the property owner’s shop. Inside the shop, deputies discovered numerous items had been moved and placed in an area where they could easily be loaded into McGraw’s waiting vehicle.

McGraw was booked into the Solano County Jail on the following felony charges: burglary, conspiracy, and a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child. McGraw’s bail has been set at $45,000.00. McGraw’s first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, 12/11/13 at 1:30 p.m.

French was also booked into the Solano County Jail on the following felony charges: burglary, conspiracy, and probation violation. French is currently in Solano County jail with a no-bail status due to the probation violation.

French’s first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, 12/11/13 at 1:30.

Dedicated to Community Service

Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other crimes in the county area is encouraged to contact the Solano County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at 707-421-700.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office does not encourage citizens to engage with individuals suspected of crimes and requests citizens obtain a detailed description of any suspects, their vehicle (along with license plate number), and provide that information to law enforcement.


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