ROHNERT PARK, COTATI, CA — Ten folks had been arrested Friday because of a multi-jurisdictional sting to fight automotive thefts and catalytic-converter-related felony exercise in and across the cities of Rohnert Park and Cotati, the Rohnert Park Division of Public Security mentioned in a information launch.
Members of the Cotati Police Division, Rohnert Park DPS, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Workplace Property Crimes Investigation Unit and Sonoma County Auto Theft Activity Pressure teamed up for the eight-hour proactive enforcement operation.
Officers, deputies and detectives contacted 63 folks for suspected site visitors violations who had been additionally engaged in suspicious exercise Friday in and in regards to the two cities, police mentioned.
The sting resulted within the restoration of 1 stolen automobile, eight felony arrests, one arrest for drug gross sales and one felony DUI arrest, Rohnert Park DPS mentioned. The duty drive additionally initiated a number of investigations and developed leads about further crimes.
There was additionally a stolen-vehicle pursuit that began when a Cotati police officer who was collaborating within the sting seen a suspicious automobile within the parking of Lowe’s in Cotati. Because the officer approached a Ford F150 pickup truck with non permanent, out-of-state license plates, the driving force reportedly regarded on the officer then sped via the Lowe’s car parking zone.
A number of Cotati officers joined the pursuit because the preliminary officer continued to chase the driving force onto southbound U.S. Freeway 101.
The suspect drove south for a number of miles till the F-150 grew to become mechanically disabled, at which period he was detained by California Freeway Patrol.
The Cotati officer caught up and arrested the driving force on suspicion of felony evasion and an excellent felony warrant, and was persevering with to analyze the possession of the truck.
The identities of the arrestees weren’t offered.
Lively Investigation To Proceed Into Automobile Thefts, Catalytic Converter-Associated Crimes
Rohnert Park DPS, Cotati PD, the sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigation Unit and the Sonoma County Auto Theft Activity Pressure will proceed to actively examine automotive thefts and catalytic converter-related crimes, police mentioned within the information launch.
“Our businesses will proceed to associate collectively to make sure essentially the most profitable outcomes to those investigations we are able to, and the best degree of service to the folks of Sonoma County doable,” police mentioned.
Sonoma County Auto Theft Activity Pressure
The Sonoma County Auto Theft Activity Pressure — SONCATT — is a multijurisdictional regulation enforcement program with lively members from the California Freeway Patrol, the Sonoma County District Lawyer’s Workplace, the Sonoma County Probation Division and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Workplace. This system is additional supported by the Santa Rosa Police Division, the Cotati Police Division and the Sonoma County Regulation Enforcement Chief’s Affiliation.