A known gang member was arrested during a traffic stop in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Around 1:10 p.m., an officer on patrol saw a black Chevrolet Suburban with a missing driver’s side mirror, which is considered a mechanical violation, on Santa Rosa Avenue near Burt Street, CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat said.
The officer initiated an enforcement stop on the Suburban and spoke with the driver about the violation, Sloat said. The driver was identified as 24-year-old Jose Godoy of Santa Rosa and the officer recognized him as a known gang member, Sloat said. The officer asked Godoy to step out of the vehicle and if he had any weapons, he said.
Godoy said he had a knife under his shirt and pulled up his shirt as directed by the officer to expose the weapon, according to Sloat. The officer took the blade, later identified as a gravity knife, he said. Godoy was taken into custody and booked into Sonoma County Jail.
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