Police blotter: Alleged stolen vehicle, dangerous drugs

Police blotter: Alleged stolen vehicle, dangerous drugs

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Alleged stolen vehicle

Police arrested Amanda Gray, 51, of Butte Tuesday afternoon after she was allegedly caught driving a vehicle that was reported stolen.

Police said the owner phoned police about the stolen vehicle, a 2004 Jaguar, Monday night.

The man, who called from Washington State, said a friend had informed him that he saw the Jaguar parked in the parking lot of Walmart and knew no one had permission to drive it. Police later discovered that someone had allegedly walked into the man’s home in the 200 block of Montana Street and stolen the keys.

Police said they pulled over Gray driving the vehicle Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. The 51-year-old allegedly told officers that she had permission to drive the vehicle and that she knew the owner.

Gray was apprehended and taken to Butte county jail, where she was cited with burglary, misdemeanor and felony charges of possessing stolen property, and a misdemeanor for driving with a revoked license. She was also cited with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia for a glass pipe that was allegedly found in her possession at the time of her arrest.

Drugs found in search

Police say they were assisting probation and parole officers Tuesday afternoon in the search of a home on the 900 block of South Utah Street.

During the search, police said, they uncovered several items of drug paraphernalia, including a pipe, syringes and small plastic bags, along with prescription medication and a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Police arrested Mariah Bates, 22, homeless, and Rose Mascarenas, 27, of Butte at the scene. Bates has been cited with possession of drug paraphernalia and dangerous drugs, a misdemeanor and felony, respectively, and a probation violation. Mascarenas has been cited with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.


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