Four men and one woman were arrested Monday after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies, acting on a tip about a stolen car, showed up to at a Stevenson Ranch hotel.
Jose Olea, 28, of Homeland; Stella Arias, 29, of Los Angeles; Victor Martinez, 19, of Los Angeles; Alvaro Martinez, 23, of Los Angeles; and Juan Dominguez, 18, of Riverside, are all due in court Wednesday on charges related to possession of narcotics, ID theft and conspiracy to commit ID theft, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
“An embezzled vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of a hotel in Stevenson Ranch,” said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“The car was found with fake IDs in it, and we able to find out what room the individuals were staying in and detain them,” he said.
Deputies were tipped off to the location of the car and the suspects due to a GPS unit that was located in the stolen rental car.
Two suspects were arrested outside of the hotel on the 25300 block of The Old Road. Three more were found in rooms at the hotel, and left the room after being contacted by Sheriff’s Station deputies.
All of the suspects are being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on $90,000 bail except for Olea, who has a no-bail hold because he is on parole.
They are all expected to appear at Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando on Wednesday.