Crime - Sacto 911

Scanning police cameras result in two Sacramento arrests

Melissa Yokley
Melissa Yokley Sacramento Police Department

A crime-fighting device alerted police to the presence of stolen vehicles in two south Sacramento locations on Tuesday, leading to the arrests of both drivers.

Officers patrolling near 76th Street and 25th Avenue were alerted by a Police Observation Device that a stolen vehicle was being driven nearby.

The POD devices are mounted at intersections and are equipped to read license plates. They display the police shield logo and a flashing blue light.

Officers spotted the car and stopped it around 2 p.m. Tuesday without incident. They arrested the driver, Melisa Yokley, 26, on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, according to a posting on the Police Department's Facebook page.

Another posting notes that officers responded to the Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road about noon Tuesday when they received a POD alert. The vehicle that sparked the alert was stopped nearby.

The driver, Quashaun Jones, 24, was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews