Officers arrested a suspect after a patrol car equipped with an
automatic license plate reader discovered a stolen vehicle with stolen plates
Saturday in Novato, police said.
At about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, a Novato police officer was on
patrol in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue near the Downtown Novato Shopping
Center when his automated license plate reader alerted him that a license
plate reported to be stolen from a 2004 Toyota in Oakland, was on a vehicle
parked on Grant Avenue.
The license plate had been placed on a 2007 Range Rover, leading
the officer to run a records check on the Range Rover's vehicle
The officer discovered that the vehicle had been
reported stolen out of San Francisco.
The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Novato resident William
Millan was contacted near the stolen vehicle.
Police said evidence linking
him to the stolen vehicle led to his arrest.
Millan was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail.