For Immediate Release
Date: May 11, 2020 3:00 PM
Case Number: SR20-03007
Suspicious Circumstance Leads to Stolen Dirt Bike, Gun, Drugs, and an Arrest
San Rafael, CA – On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2020, Gage Hicks, a 24-year-old San Rafael resident, was arrested on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, which included possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, after police began to investigate a suspicious circumstance incident at a storage facility.
Starting in the evening of 04/30/2020, officers responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance where a dirt bike was abandoned on the property of a storage facility in the Canal Neighborhood. When officers arrived, they located the dirt bike and ran a registration check. The dirt bike’s record showed that it was reported stolen by the Mill Valley Police Department. According to Mill Valley Police, the dirt bike had been stolen from a storage facility in Mill Valley.
Officers investigated who left the dirt bike on the property by reviewing video surveillance footage. Officers observed Hicks walking the dirt bike onto the property and then leaving it behind. Based on the information, officers began looking for Hicks for questioning.
Two days later, on 05/02/2020 at 5:25 PM, the same officers were dispatched to a trespass incident in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue. Officers located Hicks as one of the individuals who was trespassing on the property and detained him.
Officers observed narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the location where Hicks was found. Officers searched Hicks’ property and located a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in a backpack. The serial number on the firearm was scratched off and removed to conceal to whom it belonged. Officers also located additional suspected stolen property.
Hicks was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail for being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm; possession of drugs while in possession of a firearm; possession of stolen property; possession of drug paraphernalia; and trespassing.
The case was turned over to the San Rafael Police Investigations Unit. They are working with the Mill Valley Police Department to determine if the stolen property located in Hicks possession belongs to any outstanding theft cases. The origins of the firearm are still being investigated. This case is active and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: May 11, 2020 3:00 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham #494