Stolen vehicle investigation leads to 6 arrests
November 24, 2011
A traffic stop by Grover Beach Police on Wednesday led to the arrest of six people for a variety of crimes including car theft, possession of burglary tools and giving a false name to an officer.
When two occupants of a white Honda Civic could not answer who owned the vehicle they were traveling in, officers contacted the owner who said it had just been stolen. Officers arrested Zachary Hamlin, 31, and Aubree Russell, 25, of Grover Beach for vehicle theft.
As part of the investigation, officers served a search warrant at 979 Newport Avenue in Grover Beach where they found stolen property, illegal narcotics, and a second stolen vehicle.
Police arrested Santana Bre Cortright, 25, for possession of drug paraphernalia, giving a false name to an officer and resisting arrest; Breina Autumn-Racene Mello, 25, for possession of burglary tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia; Charles Dean Hayes, 55, for possession of drug paraphernalia, giving a false name to officer and two outstanding warrants; and Christopher David Mallory, 25, for an outstanding felony warrant.