At 11:21pm on October. 20th, 2018, Martinez Police Department (MPD) patrol officers conducted a felony traffic stop of a suspected stolen vehicle on Alhambra Ave. near Brown St. The vehicle, a 2016 Audi, had been reported stolen by the Vacaville Police Department in January, 2018.
Officers safely detained the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 35 year old Richmond resident Darnell Williams. Williams was in possession of approximately one half ounce of Cocaine.
In the vehicle, officers discovered another 1.5 ounces of Cocaine, a stolen and loaded 9mm handgun, over $3,000 in cash and packaging and weighing material consistent with the sale and distribution of narcotics.
WILLIAMS was arrested for two counts of possession of stolen property, possessing a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sale and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF) on $225,000 bail.