Police arrested a man and woman on Monday afternoon after noticing one of them allegedly exit a stolen vehicle.
According to police, a 2006 Dodge Charger was reported stolen from Leskovar Honda on Harrison Avenue on Dec. 22. Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police noticed a Charger matching the stolen vehicle description parked in the East Side Athletic Club parking lot.
Officers watched Lonnie Stevens, 28, exit the driver’s side. After determining the car was stolen, they arrested Stevens for felony motor vehicle theft. He was also charged for possession of drug paraphernalia, as police found a case of syringes on the floor and a pipe with brown residue beneath the driver’s seat of the car.
Police also talked with three women at the bar. Two were clear but one woman, Natasha Morgan, had a $20,000 felony criminal contempt warrant out of District Court. She was also arrested.
A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were arrested after allegedly eluding police early Tuesday.
Around 2 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Paxson and Holmes avenues for improper headlights, police said. Though the vehicle initially eluded police, officers quickly located it parked on Hobson Avenue.
Officers followed footprints from the vehicle to a garage nearby. There, they found Chantell Azure and John Griffis. Both were cited for obstructing a peace officer.
Police also discovered Griffis had two felony warrants, one out of Lewis and Clark County and the other out of Powell County. He was cited for a parole violation and possession of dangerous drugs, as officers located a small amount of marijuana on him.
Azure was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia for having a suspected meth pipe.