After nearly two months, police captured four of five individuals suspected of running a stolen-vehicle ring and shooting a person last year.
San Pablo police spokesman Capt. Brian Bubar said four people were apprehended Thursday while serving warrants in Newark and Union City.
Bubar alleges attempted homicide, car theft, firearms offenses, and conspiracy.
The investigation began on Nov. 26 when San Pablo police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 1700 block of Bush Avenue at 3:10 a.m. Bubar said an 18-year-old guy was shot after facing several suspects trying to break into his vehicle outside his residence. He said one suspect shot the victim as they escaped in a Jeep.
Bubar said police identified five men in that shooting using San Pablo public safety camera photos and weeks of surveillance. Bubar said the stolen vehicle ring, which targeted Bay Area high-end Jeeps and Dodge Chargers, was also found.
Bubar said detectives served warrants Thursday in Newark’s 6200 block of Noel Avenue, 36000 block of Cherry Street, and 6300 block of Baine Avenue; Union City’s 300 block of Riviera Drive; and Oakland and San Leandro storage units.
Bubar claimed investigators uncovered 17 stolen vehicles worth over $1 million, 12 firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, ballistic body armor vests, high-capacity magazines, gun silencers, and other vehicle theft evidence.
Police arrested all four suspects Thursday. I was searching for the fifth.
Bubar said Newark, Union City, Fremont police, and CHP investigators were involved.