Santa Maria police recover four stolen vehicle and help solve several residential burglaries
The LoJack signal led the officers to the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 2040 Priesker Lane, where they found a total of four stolen vehicles at about 8:30 a.m., said Sgt. James Ginter.
Those arrested, all of Santa Maria, included: Amey Samuels, 42, on suspicion of auto theft and three warrants; Charmain Montoya, 35, for violation of parole; Antonio Munoz, 21, on suspicion of giving false information to a peace officer, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and a warrant for his arrest; Katrina Baldivia, 27,for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation; Teddy Ramirez, 36, booked for possession of a controlled substance and violation of parole; Salvador Mendoza, 24, cited and released for drug paraphernalia; Toni Chavez, 42, released to Probation; and a 17-year old female who was arrested and later booked at Santa Maria Juvenile Hall on suspicion of auto theft.
LoJack is an after-market security system that allows stolen vehicles to be tracked by law-enforement. If a LoJack equipped vehicle is reported stolen, the tracking devise is activated, and can guide officers to the vehicle.
- 1999 Mercedes
- 2003 Toyota Tundra
- 2004 BMW 325i
- 2008 Ford Escape
- Area code 805
- California Highway Patrol Mexico Liaison Unit
- Motel 6
- Obispo County
- Pismo Beach Police Department
- possession of a controlled substance
- San Luis Obispo
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbera
- Santa Maria
- Santa Maria Police Department
- Sgt. James Ginter
- suspects arrested
- Tom Bolton