Mechanic Driving a Stolen Porsche Convertible – Arrested for a Crime Spree
Photo: Image of stolen Porsche| Marin County Sheriff’s Office
SAN RAFAEL —Jeffry Rivas-Gomez, 22, of West Oakland, was arrested for driving a stolen Porsche and committing crimes in Marin County. The suspect is a mechanic who allegedly went on a countywide crime spree for months.
Investigators obtained evidence that Rivas-Gomez committed credit card fraud and vehicle burglaries. The Porsche convertible in his possession was previously pursued by police, but it managed to evade law enforcement several times.
In a prepared statement the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. “The Porsche eventually was identified as a stolen vehicle being kept at a residence in Oakland. Detectives observed Rivas- Gomez enter the stolen Porsche and begin driving it throughout Oakland.”
Multiple law enforcement agencies collaborated to apprehend Rivas-Gomez. The Sheriff’s Office arrested him on October 25 at 2:30 p.m. He was taken into custody near 21st and Chestnut streets in Oakland.
Rivas-Gomez was booked at Marin County Jail on open charges including vehicle theft and conspiracy to commit crice. He also faces identity-theft related charges. In addition, Rivas- Gomez also had outstanding warrants for carrying a concealed loaded firearm, and probation violation. He is ineligible for release on bond for the outstanding warrants.
Oakland police and California Highway Patrol helped Marin detectives detain and arrest him. His residence was searched where evidence of other stolen vehicles and stolen property were found.