A Santa Rosa man was arrested Friday on suspicion of burglarizing a used car dealership and stealing a van, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said. The owner of Avenida Auto Sales notified the sheriff’s office at 8:35 a.m. Friday of the burglary and theft at the car lot at 3534 Santa Rosa Ave. in Santa Rosa, Sgt. Mike Raasch said. The owner said a locked gate was damaged when it apparently was rammed by a vehicle, and that a 2003 Dodge Caravan was missing, Raasch said. A surveillance camera recorded the burglary, which happened around 1:10 a.m., and sheriff’s deputies found paperwork inside the business that identified the suspect, according to Raasch.
A Global Positioning System in the van led deputies to the 3200 block of River Road where Javid Kashani, 31, was sitting in the parked van, Raasch said. Kashani was arrested on suspicion of burglary, vandalism, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and a violation of probation, he said. Kashani has been convicted of misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and trying to remove a peace officer’s weapon, Raasch said. He is being held under no bail in the Sonoma County jail.
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