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Vallejo PD arrest man for stealing $900 worth of Legos

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

(KRON) — A man who police say stole $900 worth of Legos from a store was arrested Friday night, the Vallejo Police Department said. Officers responded to a reported burglary at a business on the 700 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane.

Officers were advised by VPD dispatch that a man stole approximately $900 worth of Lego sets from the store. Staff at the store provided a detailed description of the suspect. A suspect vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata with a reported stolen license plate, was seen waiting outside.

The Sonata was located traveling west on Redwood Street near Fairgrounds Drive. Officers attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over, police said, and led officers on an 11-mile pursuit.

During the pursuit, a male passenger jumped out of the Sonata while it was traveling at approximately 50 mph.

Police continued pursuing the driver until he lost control of the car and crashed into a retaining wall on Mississippi Street near Sacramento Street. The driver was arrested and taken to the hospital. He was medically cleared before being arrested.

A check of his records indicated he had two outstanding felony warrants for grand theft and a traffic-related offense.

Officers conducted a search of the area where the passenger jumped out. They were tipped off by a resident about a man hiding in their backyard trashcan. After entering through the rear of the residence, officers located the other man, who was injured.

After being read his Miranda rights, the man admitted to stealing and selling Lego sets for money. He was taken to a local hospital for significant injuries sustained from jumping out of a moving car. A records check revealed he was also on parole, for possessing a stolen vehicle.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.