In Car Tech Leads to Bust

POSTED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 11:46am

EL PASO - An officer from the city’s Northeast Regional Command Center recovered a stolen vehicle Sunday evening.

The officer, while patrolling the 6000 block of Dyer, was utilizing his in car computer to check vehicles.

The officer checked a 1991 Chevrolet Truck’s license plate and received information that the truck was entered as stolen.

The officer confirmed the status of the vehicle to be stolen with police communications.

A traffic stop was conducted and 19 year old Stephanie Villareal was identified as the driver.

The investigation led to Villareal being charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as several outstanding traffic warrants.

Villareal was booked in to the El Paso County Detention Facility.

Her bond totaled $6169.60.

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