VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A Vallejo man suspected of stealing 31 vehicles was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers on Thursday evening, CHP officials said.
Mikeal Dupree Dennard, 33, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Mahogany Drive following a two-week investigation by the CHP and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, according to the CHP.READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 Sought
During the investigation they discovered that Dennard was allegedly operating a chop shop in Vallejo and had an outstanding probation violation warrant issued out of Solano County, CHP officials said.READ MORE: Investigation Finds Vallejo Officer's Use of Deadly Force Not 'Reasonable'
Investigators recovered vehicles that had been stolen from West Contra Costa County, Vallejo, and San Jose, according to the CHP.
Dennard was booked in the Solano County Jail with bail set at $300,000.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Lights Up GG Park Christmas Tree After Darkest Year of Pandemic
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