Vallejo Man Arrested for Alleged Car Theft During Super Bowl Detail

Avoid the 9-Napa County DUI Coalition makes 54 car stops, 4 DUI arrests.


A 47-year-old Vallejo man was arrested in Napa Sunday night on suspicion of car theft and parole/probation violations during a post-Super Bowl sweep by officers of the AVOID the 9-Napa County DUI Coalition.

Jeffrey Sutton was taken into custody at the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Lincoln Avenue and Main Street during the coalition's 7 p.m.-to-midnight shift Sunday.

Police said Sutton's arrest came after one of the officers in the detail did a records check on a license plate affixed to a Honda Accord in the area of Jefferson and George streets in Napa.

The records check revealed the Honda had been reported stolen out of Vallejo. Several officers responded as the vehicle was followed.

A high-risk vehicle stop was conducted in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven.

The driver and sole occupant, Jeffery Sutton, 47, of Vallejo, was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest, police said.

Sutton was absconding from parole, was on Napa County probation and had an expired California driver's license, police said. Sutton was booked at Napa County Detention Center on suspicion of auto theft, violation of parole, violation of probation and possession of burglary tools.

Sunday's night's sweep included six officers who worked the operation from 7 p.m. to midnight, resulting in 54 car stops and four DUI arrests.

Officers from the Napa Police Department, Napa Sheriff’s Office, Napa CHP, American Canyon Police, St. Helena Police and Calistoga Police were invited to participate.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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