Vallejo Police: Man tries to drive stolen vehicle into Big 5

Vallejo Police: Man tries to drive stolen vehicle into Big 5

A man has been booked on a litany of charges ranging from carjacking to burglary to injuring a police dog after a turbulent incident at the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Vallejo late last month.

Just after 9:30 PM on Monday, November 18, officers were dispatched to the Big 5 on Sonoma Boulevard to investigate a possible burglary. Witnesses had also reported seeing a suspect in a white vehicle trying to drive through the front glass doors.

Officers found the vehicle wedged between the concrete pillars in front of the store and positioned their vehicles to block its escape.

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Toti Anamani of San Francisco, kept trying to maneuver the vehicle to free it, ignoring numerous verbal commands by officers.

Officers used sponge rounds to blow out the windows in hopes of getting inside to disable it and a police K-9 was also deployed.

When Anamani reportedly beat the K-9 officer around the facial area causing multiple injuries, the K-9 was removed and a taser was used. Despite his continued resistance, officers were able to take Anamani into custody.

The K-9 was treated for his injuries at an emergency animal hospital and later released.

Anamani was booked at the Solano County Jail on suspicion of injuring a police dog (a felony), attempted burglary, felony vandalism, resisting arrest, vehicle theft, and violation of post-released community supervision.

The vehicle he’d been driving also turned out to have been reported stolen out of San Francisco.

Vallejo Police: Man tries to drive stolen vehicle into Big 5 was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by admin
Categories: Solano

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