Sonora, CA — A couple was arrested in Sonora in connection to a stolen vehicle out of Redding.
The 2001 Mitsubishi had been taken from an auto dealership. The Sonora Police Department received a phone call from the dealership because a GPS tracking device indicated the car was parked in front of the Sonora Courthouse. Officers went and found the stolen 2001 Mitsubishi, and noticed that the plates had been changed.
A woman approached the vehicle, identified as 45-year-old Teresa Castillo. She told the officers that her husband had purchased the car for $200 in Redding so that they could drive it to his court appearance in Sonora. The officers went inside to speak with Castillo’s husband, identified as 49-year-old James Manning. His court appearance was for possession of a controlled substance. The Police Department reports Manning initially denied knowing that the vehicle was stolen, but later admitted to knowing this information.
Sonora Police Officers then searched the stolen vehicle and found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Castillo and Manning were booked into Tuolumne County Jail.