CHP Arrests Armed Felon in Santa Rosa

CHP Arrests Armed Felon in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA – Sunday evening September 7th at approximately 9:30 p.m., a California Highway Patrol officer patrolling northbound Highway 101 observed a black sedan entering the freeway at a high rate of speed at the Mendocino Avenue on-ramp. The vehicle was paced at 75 mph before it slowed down and started weaving at fluctuating speeds. The officer made a traffic enforcement stop off the freeway on Mark West Springs Road.

Richomd was pulled over in this area.

Richomd was pulled over in this area.

The driver was identified as Dante Richmond, a 38-year-old man from Suisun City. The officer noted signs of intoxication and asked Richmond to exit the vehicle. During the contact Richmond continuously placed his hands in his pockets contrary to the instructions of the officer. For safety reasons the officer searched Richmond and found a folding knife in each of his front pockets. The officer also found a fully loaded .40 caliber magazine in the car.

The officer then continued with a roadside DUI evaluation that resulted in Richmond’s arrest. A subsequent vehicle inventory also located a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the glove box that had a round in the chamber. Also found were prescription painkillers for which Richmond had no prescription. A records check revealed that Richmond is a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history.

Richmond was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a loaded and concealed firearm, and possession of a controlled substance.

CHP Arrests Armed Felon in Santa Rosa was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by admin
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