Calif. deputies recover retired sergeant's stolen badge during traffic stop
“Thanks to the excellent work of our patrol team, the stolen badge has been successfully recovered,” the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement
By Alex Muegge
The Sacramento Bee
Yolo County sheriff’s deputies recovered a retired Alameda County sheriff’s badge this month after it was reported stolen in 2018, authorities said.
Deputies discovered the badge in possession of a suspect during a traffic stop on June 16 near County Road 86A and Highway 16 in Esparto, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The badge was reported stolen during a vehicle burglary.
“Thanks to the excellent work of our patrol team, the stolen badge has been successfully recovered,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The 44-year-old suspect was on federal probation for money laundering, deputies said.
Law enforcement said the suspect was arrested during the traffic stop for possession of stolen property and drug-related charges.