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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: October 22, 2020 8:15 AM
Case Number: SR20-05368

Two Suspects Arrested in Carjacking Case

On August 7, 2020, at about 6:13 pm, SRPD units responded to the Bret Harte Market at 93 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael, for a report of a carjacking that just occurred. SRPD Dispatch advised units that three suspects just stole a white Chevy Impala with an unknown license plate and that one of the suspects stated he had a gun.. While enroute to the area, a SRPD Officer spotted a white Chevy in the area of B Street and Second Street. The vehicle matched the description of the stolen vehicle.  The officer along with several other SRPD units, conducted a high risk traffic stop. Officers learned that the vehicle stopped was not a match.  The carjacked vehicle was later recovered in Vallejo.

Detective Corporal Lilah Gavlick was assigned as the lead investigator in this follow up investigation.  Detective Corporal Gavlick along with detectives from the SRPD Investigations Bureau followed up on leads including re-intervewing the victim and witnesses, reviewed video surveillance, and canvassed the area for additional witnesses.  Through the investigation, Detective Corporal Gavlick was able to identify two people that were involved in this case.  Both individuals were present and had a part in the crimes committed, but neither of them were the person who carjacked the victim and took the vehicle. 

On October 21, 2020, Detectives from SRPD arrested Daisy Elizabeth Rodriguez, a 23 year old resident of San Rafael, and David Mata Alvarado, a 25 year old resident of Novato.

Rodriguez and Mata Alvarado were booked at the Marin County Jail on the following charges:

Rodriguez:  32 PC (Every person who, after a felony has been committed, harbors, conceals or aids a principal in such felony, with the intent that said principal may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment), 186.22 PC (Participation in a Criminal Street Gang), 182(a)(1) pc (Conspiracy to Commit a Crime), and 3455(b)(1) PC (Violation of the Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) terms).

Mata Alavrado:  215 (A) PC (Carjacking), 422 PC, (Criminal Threats) 186.22 (A) PC (Participation in a Criminal Street Gang), 182 (A)(1) PC (Conspiracy to Commit a Crime)

The third suspect is still outstanding and this case is still being actively investigated.  

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: October 22, 2020 8:14 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink

Updated: October 22, 2020 8:16 PDT by Dan Fink


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