Cloverdale Police Department Apprehends Armed Robbery Suspect
On December 6, 2021, Cloverdale Police initiated an investigation into the armed robbery that occurred at the Quick Stop and developed information that led to the identity and whereabouts of the suspect, Roman Jose Soto 32, Santa Rosa.
On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Cloverdale Police responded to an address in the 3000 block of Common Way in Santa Rosa and located a White Acura Infinity G37 sedan, registered to Roman Soto, parked in front of the residence. The vehicle matched the same make, model, and color of the vehicle observed on surveillance cameras leaving the Quick Stop moments after the robbery.
Cloverdale Police, along with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, maintained constant surveillance on the residence and the vehicle pending the authorization of a search warrant. At approximately 5:11 PM, Soto was observed exiting the residence and walking toward the vehicle. Sheriff’s Deputies converged on the vehicle and detained Soto without incident.
During a search of the suspect's residence, Cloverdale officers located several items of evidence connecting Soto to the crime. Based on the evidence seized, Cloverdale Police arrested Soto for armed robbery, possession of a firearm with no serial number, and felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked at the Sonoma County Main Jail where his bail was set at $500,000. The Cloverdale Police Department would like to thank the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during the investigation.