A 51-year-old Venice woman and her daughter were arrested on Friday, July 26 after being caught driving a stolen vehicle in Santa Monica.
At 2:30 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were travelling southbound on Lincoln Boulevard when their Automated License Plate Reader alerted them that it had noticed a stolen vehicle travelling in the opposite direction (northbound on Lincoln).
The officers did a quick U-turn and pulled the vehicle over at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway.
The officers then confirmed that the vehicle was stolen (it was in fact embezzled from a local auto rental agency).
The officers found out that the two women who were in the stolen vehicle were mother and daughter.
The officers arrested both of these women.
As the daughter was a juvenile they arranged for her to be transferred to the Department of Children and Family Services.
The mother, however, was taken to jail where she was charged with Grand Theft Auto.
Bail for this woman was set at $35,000.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner.