The San Pablo Police Department was active this weekend with multiple arrests, including a man found with a firearm during a traffic stop who reportedly has a history of violence. According to a Facebook post by the department, the unnamed man was apprehended Saturday afternoon. Details of the arrest or the man's past were not elaborated upon in the police statement.
In a subsequent event, officers encountered a stolen vehicle. The suspects inside led police on a chase, only to surrender after realizing they were being tracked by air support from the CHP, Golden Gate Division Air Operations. San Pablo PD made a lighthearted reference to Santa Claus's omniscience in their message, suggesting that those involved in the chase were likely to be on Santa's "naughty list."
The department also reported arresting another suspect later the same evening for attempting to break into a business, presumably to steal presents. This incident was tied to a series of crimes the police dealt with on the same day, further emphasizing the narrative that those arrested were set to receive coal in their stockings this holiday season.
Not all pursuits ended with arrests; San Pablo PD described handling two separate collisions after midnight, including one involving an allegedly inebriated driver who caused his car to overturn. The individual's blood alcohol content was reportedly "over three times the legal limit." The driver in a second incident fled after a crash and is still at large. Still, the vehicle has been identified, adding it to what police jokingly referred to as the "naughty list."