Woman, 59, arrested in Truckee on suspicion of hit-and-run, carjacking
May 31, 2011
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A 59-year-old woman suspected of stealing a car earlier in the day was arrested Saturday for her alleged role in a hit-and-run collision on Interstate 80 just east of Donner Summit, law enforcement officials said.
According to a Tuesday news release from California Highway Patrol, Serene Vasquez Calvo, of Sacramento, was arrested Saturday after officials said she involved in an hit-and-run accident with a vehicle driven by Brianne Butler, 33, of Sacramento, who was headed eastbound near Donner Summit.
The collision occurred at 9:45 p.m., and no injuries were reported.
According to CHP, Butler, who was driving a 2006 BMW, identified Calvoand#8217;s license plate number and her vehicle to CHP dispatch as a white Honda Accord.
According to CHP, a check of the license number alerted officers that the car had been reported stolen after its owner was allegedly the victim of a carjacking at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento at approximately 7:12 p.m. that day.
Responding to the call, CHP officers identified the white Honda traveling eastbound on I-80, just west of the Highway 89 exit.
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According to CHP, officers observed the vehicleand#8217;s driving as erratic, and an enforcement stop was made on Donner Pass Road east of the McIver roundabout.
CHP arrested Calvo at 10 p.m. on suspicion of auto theft, car jacking, robbery, possession of stolen property, driving under the influence of drugs and various other crimes.
According to CHP, officers seized drug paraphernalia from Calvo and the Honda Accord.