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San Leandro Police Department
Sunday January 20th, 2013 :: 02:30 a.m. PST


Proactive traffic stops lead to arrests and the recovery of handguns

Sandra Spagnoli Chief of Police
901 East 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94577


DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 01-20-13, 2:35 AM CRIME: Loaded Firearm

RELEASE OFFICER: Lt. Jeff Tudor TELEPHONE: (510) 577-3211

DATE / TIME OCCURRED: 01-18-13, 9:37 PM and 01-19-13, 10:32PM

LOCATION: San Leandro, California


SUSPECT: Miguel Flores, 28 year old, Fresno resident. William Crockett, 18 year old, Oakland resident


Proactive traffic stops lead to arrests and guns recovered.

On 01-18-13 approximately 9:37 PM, Flores was driving his vehicle when he was pulled over for a vehicle code violation on Springlake Dr at Washington Ave. During the stop officers were able to search his vehicle and located a loaded 45 caliber handgun underneath a jacket on the front seat of his vehicle. Flores was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm and for an outstanding warrant.

On 01-19-13 approximately 10:32PM, a San Leandro police officer conducted a traffic stop on a sports utility vehicle in the parking lot of 555 Bancroft Ave. As the officer exited his patrol car two passengers ran from the vehicle. The officer observed one of the suspects later identified as William Crockett running westbound through the lot reaching into his waistband area. Crockett was detained by responding officers shortly after on Dutton Ave. The other subject who ran was last seen running north bound from the area. A search of the area met with negative results. Officers searched the area where Crockett was detained and located a loaded, semi-automatic, 32 caliber handgun on top of some bushes. Crockett was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm and resisting arrest

Lt. Tudor said “I would like to acknowledge the professional work that our officers are doing to ensure public safety. The proactive measures and policing strategies that are being used by officers are leading to quality arrest of irresponsible and violent individuals who are armed with weapons.


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San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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