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Published on June 21, 2024
San Rafael Police Arrest Three Family Members in Stolen Vehicle CrackdownSource: San Rafael Police Department

In a recent flurry of criminal activity, the San Rafael Police Department confirmed the arrest of three family members linked to a series of stolen vehicle incidents, illustrating a concerning pattern of familial criminal endeavors. On Wednesday and Thursday, Letta Neka Glover, Diehima Sharie Collins, and Deandre Ronell Lowery, all San Rafael residents, were detained following pursuits that involved both high-speed chases and a dramatic creek capture, as reported by the San Rafael Police Department.

The initial encounter occurred near the intersection of Second Street and Irwin Street, where officers, prompted by the department's automated license plate reader (ALPR) system, sought a vehicle reported stolen, its fleeting presence in downtown San Rafael marking the beginning of an imminent pursuit. Nearly evading police, it was momentary before another ALPR sensor on Manuel T. Freitas Parkway alerted officers to the vehicle's new location. The chase that ensued involved spike strips, a collision, and an ultimate stop on the Hetherton Avenue on-ramp, Glover and Collins were then arrested without further incident.

A similar episode unfolded on the following day when, in the early hours, a victim called the San Rafael Police after spotting their own stolen car. Law enforcement quickly located the vehicle in an office complex parking lot, Lowery was still inside when they arrived. He led the officers on a brief chase, first in the vehicle and then on foot, which ended with him stuck in the mud in a nearby creek.

According to the San Rafael Police Department, the recovered stolen vehicle contained items pegged to multiple auto burglaries and Lowery is also suspected in several other attempted vehicle thefts. Lowery’s attempts to escape law enforcement were hindered by the landscape itself, as he found himself ensnared in the geographical embrace of Marin County’s muddy terrain, and with assistance from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit which had left the confines of concrete and asphalt found its conclusion amidst nature’s deterrents.

The San Rafael Police have encouraged anyone with additional insights into these crimes to come forward. Meanwhile, the three suspects involved in these episodes of vehicular theft remain in custody at Marin County Jail, and investigations into the cases continue as further links to additional crimes are explored.