Two California residents were arrested early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop resulted in a short chase.
At about 2:45 a.m. a Douglas County deputy stopped a 2012 Mercedes Benz which had no license plates.
As the deputy approached the vehicle on Highway 395, the Mercedes drove off and turned onto Buckeye Road as other deputies arrived to help. They found the Mercedes abandoned along Buckeye and Lombardy roads.
A K-9 was called in and tracked the two occupants of the vehicle.
A check on the Mercedes revealed it had been taken from a lot in Alameda County, Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said.
Also inside the Mercedes were several credit cards and identification from victims in a series of burglaries reported in Sparks.
Driver Mariah Marie Beltran-Oribello, 22, of Livermore, Calif., was booked into Douglas County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges. Her bail is $34,740. Her passenger, Fremont, Calif., resident Nesar Ahmad Azimi, 30, is being held without bail on a probation violation, in addition to charges related to the vehicle and the credit cards.
Beltran-Oribello and Azimi are both scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday morning.