Truckee police track down stolen vehicles in town
Truckee police officers recovered two stolen vehicles and made four arrests in the past week.
On Saturday morning Officer Mike Lackl saw a suspicious vehicle traveling through town, and upon checking registration found it had just been reported stolen out of Reno within the hour, according to Truckee police reports.
Nicole Montgomery, 24 of Stockton, and Koshina Brown, 31 of Stockton were arrested and booked into Nevada County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. They also allegedly possessed several credit cards in various names of people throughout the state, according to police.
A second string of auto theft arrests came Monday night, when Sgt. Ted Bier was checking the parking lot of the Alpine Country Lodge and observed a red Ford Expedition with Arizona license plates. Bier checked the plates and discovered the vehicle was stolen out of Phoenix on Saturday, March 26, according to police reports.
Officers contacted the management of the lodge and confirmed that two subjects driving the red Ford Expedition checked into a room earlier in the evening. After removing tenants from the neighboring rooms, officers made contact with the possible suspects in the room, according to police reports.
Both subjects were later booked into Nevada County Jail.
Mario Alberto Gonzalez, 20 of Phoenix, who also has an address in Truckee, was booked on suspicion of steeling a vehicle and possession of stolen property. Gonzalez was also booked on three additional felony warrants, including other stolen vehicle charges.
Veronica Nellie Gonzalez, 27 of Phoenix, was booked on suspicion of possessing stolen property.
Police say the vehicle thefts are not related, the investigation of both incidents is ongoing.
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