17-300329; POD Hit; J/21st St; 8:53pm

Officers responded on a POD hit of a stolen vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and followed it to 22nd/K Street where the driver parked. Officers conducted a felony stop of the vehicle and detained the driver and passenger. The driver was arrested for vehicle theft and transported to jail.

According to a Sacramento Police Department press release, “The primary goal of this device is to serve as a highly visible crime deterrent. The PODS are clearly marked with a police logo and a flashing blue light to maximize its effect as a crime prevention tool.  If a crime occurs recorded video can also be reviewed for potential evidence.

“PODS are equipped with license plate reading (LPR) ability.  The LPR technology is able to quickly scan license plates and alert officers that a vehicle associated with a missing person or criminal activity is in the area.”

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