Gas Station Burglary Suspect in Custody – had Outstanding Bench Warrants
NOVATO — Albert D. Long, 58, of Fairfax, is making a name for himself in Marin County law enforcement. Long was wanted for outstanding bench warrants when he was arrested in connection with a gas station burglary. A Novato patrol officer recognized Long and brought him in.
A Shell gas station was burglarized March 2 shortly after 1 a.m. The station is situated off Freeway 101 at 5821 Nave Drive in Novato. Electronics, tools, and other items were stolen during the break-in.
Authorities were on the lookout for Long for a variety of reasons. Long was wanted on a bench warrant in connection with driving while his license was suspended for a DUI conviction. He also had a bench warrant involving possession of a controlled substance.
On March 2, a patrol officer recognized Long at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Hamilton Parkway. By now, Long was wanted in connection with the gas station burglary that occurred earlier the same day.
Long attempted to flee on foot from the officer, but the officer outran him. Evidently, Long put up a fight and he was subdued by a stun gun.
Long was placed under arrest at 3:20 p.m. and booked into Marin County Jail. Long was booked on open charges for burglary and bench warrants. Bond for release from custody was set at $104,000.
His warrants pertain to possession of a controlled substance, and the transportation of a controlled substance for sale. His other offenses include possession of stolen property.
by Jim Emerson