Two Arrested in Vallejo after Stolen Items Allegedly Discovered in “Cold Plated” Vehicle
Above: Guns seized during arrests
(Courtesy of Vallejo PD)
Originally published by the Vallejo Police Department:
“On January 12, 2024, Vallejo PD Dispatch received multiple calls regarding subjects in a silver Lexus burglarizing at least five vehicles in the area of South Vallejo. Callers provided dispatch with a detailed description of the subjects and the vehicle. The Lexus’s license plate was “cold plated,” indicating it was not registered to a Lexus.
Our officers saturated the area and located the listed vehicle and suspects parked near the intersection of Magazine St. and Sonoma Blvd.
When our officers positioned their patrol vehicle to the rear of the Lexus, the driver, wearing a ski mask, quickly exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. Our officers chased the male behind a gas station. As the suspect was running away, a firearm fell out of his waistband. Our officer caught the male but struggled to arrest the suspect, who was 6 feet 9 inches tall and almost 270 pounds. The officer overcame the male’s fight to escape and arrested him at the scene.
While the officer was trying to arrest the armed suspect, his partner was trying to detain the passenger, who was discovered to be armed with a firearm inside the vehicle as well. It took approximately four officers to overcome the second suspect’s resistance and place him in handcuffs.
After both suspects were arrested, their loaded, unregistered firearms were collected and placed into evidence. A search of the Lexus revealed several stolen items, including a designer purse, a suitcase, an iPad, and a Lululemon gym bag. The purse, suitcase and iPad were returned to their owners. The other stolen items and license plate were entered into evidence. The Lexus was towed from the scene.
The two suspects were transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared for incarceration. Two officers sustained injuries that required them to receive medical treatment at a local hospital as well. The suspects were subsequently transported to the county jail on multiple felony charges.”