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Benicia Police Department
Friday April 8th, 2011 :: 02:26 p.m. PDT


Benicia Police arrested a 23 year old parolee at large (wanted) for weapons violations (unloaded handgun).

This morning (Friday, April 8th) about 6:24 am, Benicia Police Sergeant John Daley stopped a 1994 Acura on the 900 block of Cambridge Drive as the registration for the car had expired. After making the car stop and contacting the two occupants, Sgt. Daley determined that the passenger, 23 year old Brad Stancliff of Magalia, CA., was a wanted "Parolee at Large" and had a felony warrant for his arrest from the California Department of Corrections.

During the initial contact, a large knife was located inside the vehicle in plain view. A subsequent search of the vehicle for an unloaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat where Stancliff had been seated. Also located in a backpack and shoulder bag in the trunk of the car were stolen registration and insurance cards, a stolen GPS device, shaved keys used to steal cars and a spring loaded awl hand tool which can be used to shatter vehicle windows. Hypodermic needles and syringes were also located in the vehicle.

The driver, 26 year old Gina Peterson of Vallejo, was arrested at the scene and transported to the police department. She was later cited and released from the police department for the violation of possession of the hypodermic syringes and needles, a misdemeanor.

Stancliff is on parole from the Chico, Ca. area for automobile theft. Stancliff was arrested at the scene and later transported and booked into the Solano County Jail in Fairfield for the outstanding parole violation hold, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being a passenger in a vehicle possessing a concealed firearm, possession of stolen property (the registration and insurance cards), and possession of burglary tools. All violations with exception of the burglary tool offense are felonies.

"We believe this tandem was in Benicia to commit more crimes," Benicia Police Lt. Mike Daley said. "Many times in cases like this, our police officers end up dealing with and contacting parolees or other criminals that have firearms or other weapons within arms reach, a very dangerous position to be in. This was good police work that we believe prevented Benicia residents from being victims of a crime."

For information on this press release, contact Lt. Mike Daley at (707)590-4259 or by email.

Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-745-3411

Michael Daley

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