A traffic stop Tuesday morning at American Canyon led to the arrest of a driver and passenger and the discovery of stolen bank cards, police said.
At around 2:30 a.m., officers stopped a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle near Danrose and Reed after learning the vehicle met the description of an SUV linked to recent thefts of catalytic converters in cars, U.S. police said. de Canyon in a press release.
Driver Elsy Vasquez, 29, of San Pablo, initially gave a false name to police, who learned they had a warrant from Solano County for possession of stolen property, the department said. His passenger, Edgar Samuel Gonzalez-Castro, 32, of San Pablo, has been the subject of an arrest warrant for theft in Contra Costa County, police said. The two were arrested on their respective warrant allegations.
A search of Vasquez and his property uncovered 10 bank cards, none of which were in his name and which officers determined had been stolen, and Gonzalez-Castro was suspected of having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the police statement.
Both suspects were held in the Napa County Jail. In addition to the warrants, Vasquez was on suspicion of identity theft and a misdemeanor for giving false information to the police, while Gonzalez-Castro was being held on a drug possession offense.