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San Diego Police find stolen sheriff's uniforms, equipment in car during traffic stop

Posted at 6:29 AM, Nov 02, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego Police officers discovered stolen sheriff’s department gear inside a car during a traffic stop in Paradise Hills early Wednesday morning.

At around 1:30 a.m., officers pulled over a Mercedes-Benz sedan near Woodman Street and Wattle Drive over an obstructed license plate.

The driver, according to police, was wearing a sheriff’s uniform and a bulletproof vest at the time of the stop. He and a passenger were detained for questioning.

During a search of the vehicle, officers noticed duffel bags full of sheriff’s uniforms and equipment, including a radio mic, as well as a deputy’s personal mail.

Officers also discovered bags of drugs and paraphernalia.

Sheriff’s officials were contacted about the discovery, and they are trying to determine where the items were taken from.