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Vehicle Stolen in San Leandro Located by Sausalito's License Plate Recognition Cameras

Post Date:06/10/2018 12:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 9, at approximately 4:23 p.m., the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from its license plate recognition cameras of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from the 4000 block of Bridgeway. The vehicle, a 2017 Toyota Yaris, had been stolen out of San Leandro on Thursday, May 31.

Officers immediately responded and conducted a comprehensive search of the area. Officers quickly located the Toyota and affected a stop on it in the 1200 block of Bridgeway. Officers removed the three occupants of the Toyota without incident and detained them while they conducted their investigation. The Toyota had been occupied by a 17-year-old female, a 16-year-old female, and a 15-year-old female.

Investigation resulted in the driver of the vehicle (the 17-year-old female, a resident of Antioch) being arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle. Officers also located a tool commonly used to commit auto-burglaries upon the driver.

The 17-year-old female driver was booked into Marin County Juvenile Hall. The 16 and 15-year-old females were released without charges to family members.

Since the City of Sausalito's License Plate Recognition Camera Program became operational in May 2017, sixteen stolen vehicles have been recovered and twenty-three individuals have been arrested for various crimes. The goals of the program are to increase public safety, support post-crime investigations, and deter crime. Any questions about the license plate recognition cameras may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at bfraass@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4170.
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