A 49-year-old Gustine woman was arrested for auto theft in Ceres Friday evening after noticing that a 1990s Honda Accord she was driving had a license plate belonging to a 2004 Honda.
At 11:43 p.m., Officer Aaron Pinion used his mobile data computer to check the registration against the license plate which did not match the Honda. Officer Pinion knew something was amiss, and stopped the vehicle. Officer Pinion discovered the license plates attached to the car did not belong to the vehicle and driver Raina Madrid was detained.
The Honda was found to be stolen from a Turlock owner. Madrid was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and auto theft.