Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon released details today surrounding the May 2nd arrest of a Sacramento man on vehicle theft charges and several outstanding warrants, including a ‘no bail’ warrant, out of Sacramento County.
According to Growdon a series of events led to the involvement of the Sheriff’s Office, the Susanville Police Department and 911 dispatchers after they received a report related to a possible stolen vehicle.
“The Police Department,” explained Growdon, “was investigating a burglary at Susanville Supermarket and identified the suspect vehicle as a possible stolen vehicle.”
Based on the information provided by the Susanville PD, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Johnstonville Road where they located the vehicle.
Deputies contacted a male subject at the residence who refused to identify himself, and ultimately provided false information to the deputies. The male subject was arrested for auto theft.
During the course of the investigation the deputies and the dispatch center worked together to ultimately identify the subject as 28-year old Christopher Abaya of Sacramento. It was determined that Abaya had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest including one “no bail” warrant out of Sacramento County for auto theft, and a warrant with $1,000,000 bail for “attempt to escape, or escape by force and violence” out of Sacramento County.
Abaya was booked at the Lassen County Jail for the outstanding warrants, in addition to a new charge for auto theft.
“The coordinated effort of the Susanville Police Department, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, and the 911 dispatch center led to the arrest and are a good example of the inter-agency cooperation we enjoy in Lassen County,” said Growdon.