Watch CBS News

San Rafael police arrest 2 auto-theft suspects with help from LPR cameras

PIX Now afternoon edition 5-21-2024
PIX Now afternoon edition 5-21-2024 07:21

Police in San Rafael on Tuesday credited the city's license plate recognition (LPR) cameras with helping officers locate a vehicle reported stolen from Oakland and two suspects who were arrested.

According to a post on X by the official San Rafael Police Department account, officers were able to take the suspects into custody only minutes after receiving notification from the city's Flock public safety camera system.

The post said the cameras "began capturing the movement and location" of a car that had been reported stolen in Oakland shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Officers were able to establish a containment perimeter, locate the vehicle and execute a traffic stop near the intersection of Canal St. and Medway Rd. a short time later. 

Police said the two suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. The stolen vehicle is being processed for evidence and will be turned over to the owner. Police noted the incident is still under active investigation.  

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.