With the aid of surveillance footage, police arrested a Fairfield man Wednesday who was wanted for burglary and identity theft, police said.
Christopher Britton, 25, of Fairfield, is believed to have attempted to burglarize a home in the 2300 block of Josiah Wing Drive Sept. 9. Video footage from a resident’s security system allegedly displayed Britton approach their home before attempting to open the door, police said.
According to police, the footage also showed a charcoal gray Chrysler 300 parked across the street from the residence. After the homeowners had looked over previous footage, they learned the same Chrysler 300 had driven slowly by their home several times over the past week.
Due to the incident, the Fairfield Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit conducted a surveillance operation in the area Sept. 14 with hopes of locating the suspect.
The operation resulted in the same Chrysler 300 seen in the previous footage driving in the area once again, police said.
Police stopped Britton while he was inside the vehicle and he was placed under citizen’s arrest for prowling. But more charges loomed for Britton, however. Thanks to tips from members of the community, Fairfield police were able to determine that Britton was responsible for a burglary in August that occurred in the 1200 block of Breckinridge Drive, police said. After reviewing several more theft and burglary reports, police found that Britton had used stolen credit cards from a separate theft to make purchases throughout Solano County, police said. Britton was booked into the Solano County Jail on charges of burglary, identity theft and prowling.