With help of Contra Costa Sheriff, Richmond PD and K9 officer
By San Pablo Police Department
Officers in Action
Saturday evening, June 12, 2021 SPPD weekend dayshift officers spotted an occupied parked car without license plates. The driver was identified and admitted to having multiple ounces of marijuana in the car with him.
Officer Swaleh began searching the car and discovered a hidden compartment which was concealing a firearm. Knowing the firearm had been located the driver then fled on foot at which time officers gave chase. The suspect was seen jumping fences in the area. Contra Costa County Sheriffs Dept. and Richmond PD both assisted setting up a perimeter around the neighborhood, while CHP assisted with a helicopter to get a better view of where the suspect may be hiding.
Our new K9 Cap was put to work and tracked the suspect to a hidden location between the side of a house and a small shed. As K9 Cap was closing in on the suspect, he surrendered. There was no use of force needed and the suspect was taken into custody. The firearm was later found to be loaded and stolen out of Oakland.
We are thankful everyone is safe and no one was injured!