Felon With Multiple Warrants Rounded Up By CHP After Running Stop Sign
SANTA ROSA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a Community Bulletin on Monday, September 28th about two DUI related arrests made over the weekend.
The first involved a CHP officer on patrol on West Avenue, where the officer observed a Chevrolet SUV run through a stop sign at Leo Drive at approximately 8 pm last Friday night (September 25th). The officer initiated an enforcement stop and contacted the driver, who would only crack his window approximately a quarter of an inch. The officer could still detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the interior. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and he complied.
While speaking to the driver, the officer again noted the odor of alcohol. In the interim, CHP dispatch advised the officer that the driver was wanted for multiple warrants. The warrants included carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of a weapon on school grounds, and various other drug, alcohol and gang related violations. The records check revealed that the driver had a total of $165,000 in warrants.
The driver was identified as 20-year-old Calvin Garcia of Santa Rosa. Garcia was arrested and booked on the outstanding warrants as well as additional charges of driving without a license and driving with alcohol in his system while under 21.
In a separate case, CHP officers responded to a motorcycle collision on Todd Road at Santa Rosa Avenue at approximately 1:30 am Saturday morning. Upon their arrival, officers found that the rider had crashed his 2006 Yamaha into a ditch and was being attended to by medical personnel. He was transported to Kaiser Hospital, where officers initiated a DUI evaluation.
A subsequent records check revealed that the rider has two prior DUI convictions, multiple convictions for driving while suspended, and is currently on probation. Once medically cleared, he was arrested and booked on charges of DUI, violation of probation, and having a 3rd DUI within 10 years and driving with a suspended license. The rider was identified as 25-year-old Mitchell Ortiz of Rohnert Park.