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License Plate Cameras Lead to Arrest

Post Date:11/22/2019 1:55 PM

At approximately 1:53 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from its license plate recognition camera system of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from the 4000 block of Bridgeway. The vehicle, a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, had been stolen from San Francisco the previous day.

Corporal Francisco Padilla located the Volkswagen parked in the 800 block of Olima Street. Officers made contact with the sole occupant of the vehicle, a 47-year-old resident of San Francisco named Tommy Lee Boggs, and detained him without incident.

Officers found narcotics paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, burglary tools, and a loaded .25 caliber Raven Arms handgun in the Volkswagen. The officers' investigation also determined that there were five outstanding warrants for Boggs' arrest out of San Francisco for crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and violation of post-release supervision.

Boggs was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and outstanding warrants. He was booked into the Marin County Jail.

Twenty-eight stolen vehicles have been recovered since the City of Sausalito's license plate recognition camera system became operational in May 2017, leading to the arrest of 32 individuals for various crimes. Any questions about the City's license plate cameras may be directed to Captain Bill Fraass at bfraass@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4170.
 
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