License plate camera picks up stolen car found at Trader Joe’s

On Wednesday, August 21 around 7:45 p.m., license plate cameras at San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard picked up on a 2011 Dodge Avenger stolen out of Fontana, Cpl. Evans said. Officers followed the car into the Trader Joe’s parking lot. Police determined the driver, a 34-year-old woman from Anaheim, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Ontario, were not the suspects who stole the car. They told police they had borrowed the car from a man matching the suspect’s description. Fake registration was seen in the window of the car, Cpl. Evans said.

Video footage from the scene showed police with their guns drawn and one woman stepping backwards with her hands up. Both women were arrested.

The driver was cited out for driving with a suspended license and the passenger was cited out for a warrant. The car was returned to the registered owner.


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