General Crime

* Justin Frey arrested by CHP officer on Santa Rosa Avenue near Yolanda Avenue in Santa Rosa for possession of stolen property

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A traffic stop of a car with a burned out license plate bulb led to the arrest of a Rohnert Park man for possessing mail and credit cards stolen from a Cotati resident, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday afternoon.CHP officers noticed a 2000 Toyota Corolla driven by Justin Frey, 31, on Santa Rosa Avenue near Yolanda Avenue in Santa Rosa around 2:30 a.m. Sunday had a burned out bulb, Officer Jonathan Sloat said.The officers determined the car’s registration had been suspended and they stopped the Corolla for mechanical and registration violations, Sloat said.Officers then learned Frey’s driver’s license was suspended and as they prepared to impound his car, they noticed an electric scooter, gas cans and hoses indicating Frey may have been siphoning gas, Sloat said.Inside the Corolla officers found mail in another person’s name from an address on Mark West Springs Road north of Santa Rosa, and credit, health and social security cards and other items from a Cotati resident, Sloat said.Cotati police informed the CHP the items were stolen during a vehicle burglary in February. The CHP officers then arrested Frey for possession of stolen property, Sloat said. The CHP officers suspected Frey was in the Santa Rosa Avenue area Sunday morning to commit burglaries because they found a flashlight and a pair of gloves on Frey, Sloat said.The officers also confiscated computer equipment, cell phones and an iPod from the Corolla to determine if they were stolen, Sloat said.Frey was arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia when a glass methamphetamine pipe was found in his sock when he was being booked into the Sonoma County jail, Sloat said.

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