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Police arrest man allegedly in possession of stolen vehicle, illegal firearm
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police took a 38-year-old man into custody Friday for allegedly being in possession of a stolen vehicle and an illegal firearm.
Police say the investigation into this incident began Friday morning when a stolen vehicle was spotted in the area of 500 S. Redwood Road at 9:41 a.m.
The sergeant attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. However, the driver, who has been identified as Riziq Abdalla fled the scene. The officer didn’t pursue the vehicle.
A short time later, another officer investigating an unrelated matter, discovered the vehicle in a parking lot near 1300 N. Redwood Road.
After additional officers arrived on scene, Abdalla was safely taken into custody inside the business.
As a result of their investigation, law enforcement personnel discovered that Abdalla is on parole and a convicted felon. As such, he is prohibited from possessing a gun.
Abdalla was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. He was booked for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to stop at the command of a police officer. He was also booked for investigation of a possession of a weapon by a restricted person.
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