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

Post Date:08/05/2018 10:30 AM

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 12:18 p.m., the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from our License Plate Recognition Cameras of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from the 4000 block of Bridgeway. The vehicle, a 2012 Dodge Caravan, had been stolen out of Sacramento on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Sausalito Police Officers immediately responded and conducted a comprehensive search of the area. Officers located the Dodge and affected a stop on it in the area of Bridgeway and Bridge. Officers removed and detained the driver, Lynn McKinney (47-year-old resident of Sacramento), and two passengers without incident.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle belonged to McKinney’s roommate and that she had taken the vehicle without his permission. McKinney was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, two (2) no bail warrants for burglary out of Marin County, and a $2,500 warrant for burglary out of Marin County. The two passengers were released from the scene without charges.

Since the City of Sausalito’s License Plate Recognition Camera program became operational on Thursday, May 18, 2017, eighteen (18) stolen vehicles have been recovered and twenty-five (25) individuals have been arrested for various crimes. The goal of the license plate recognition camera program is to increase public safety by utilizing technology to alert law enforcement to wanted vehicles, enhance post-crime investigative abilities, and deter crime by increasing the likelihood of suspect identification.
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