Surveillance camera footage of a person who appears to be male wearing a blue jacket with the hood up and shorts holding a can of spray paint. Their face is obscured.

Police Say Vandalism of Fairfield Bar is a Hate Crime

Authorities are looking for this person after swastikas and racial slurs were spray-painted on a Fairfield bar. (Surveillance footage from Thompson’s Corner Saloon via Solano County Sheriff’s Department)

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By Michael J. Fitzgerald

Thompson’s Corner Saloon on Cordelia Road in unincorporated Fairfield is open and operating as usual after being vandalized with graffiti in early August.

“We have taken care of the hateful graffiti that was found on the side of our establishment,” a spokesman for the owners said. “We extend our sincerest apologies to anyone who was affected by these hurtful words.”

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in its investigation of what the Sheriff’s Department says is clearly a hate crime.

Deputies responded Aug. 8 to a report of vandalism at the saloon where they found swastikas and racial slurs written in red spray paint along the outer walls of the business.

They immediately began an investigation into it as a hate crime.

“Deputies from our patrol, resident deputy and investigations teams are all working to identify suspect(s) and hold accountable the responsible person,” a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. “We obtained a still photograph from the business surveillance video. We are asking the community for their assistance in identifying the person(s) of interest.”

The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Fairfield Police Department and other community organizations to find the perpetrators. “This act of racism is horrifying and offends our entire community,” the spokesperson added.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public. Anyone with information should contact the Investigations Bureau at (707) 784-7061.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.
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