Couple in jail in stolen car case
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.
■ A California man discovered that the U.S. Marine Corps housing guard shack in Coleville wasn’t the best place to ask directions while allegedly carrying illicit cargo.
Oakland resident Dustin J. Becker, 28, pulled up to the gate of the Lincoln Military Housing complex in Coleville early Sunday morning saying he was lost.
Guards asked him for identification, which Becker said he didn’t have. Mountain Warfare Training Center Police detained him and searched his vehicle. He was arrested on multiple driving and felony drug violations. His vehicle was towed from the scene.
He was transported and booked into Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.
Mono County Sheriff’s Department and Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team helped CHP personnel.