On March 24, 2023, one of our officers observed a male sitting in a stolen Kia Soul parked on the 700 block of Sonoma Blvd.
When the male saw our officer drive past his location, he quickly exited his vehicle and entered a nearby store. Our officer immediately contacted the male, who was trying to hide behind the store's counter and detained him.
Our officer searched the male and found an unserialized firearm with an extended loaded magazine inside his waistband.
The male was booked into the county jail and the stolen vehicle was towed from the scene. The owner was contacted and advised of their vehicle's status.