A young Stockton couple was arrested Tuesday evening, Nov. 23 when a Ceres Police officer spotted them parked suspiciously at a closed business and later found out their car was stolen in Stockton earlier in the day.
At 11:50 p.m., Officer Eric Souza was in a strip mall in the 3000 block of Service Road when he saw a silver colored 1999 Honda Civic backed in front of one of the closed businesses. As Officer Souza rolled past the vehicle, Matthew Rios, 22, and Alexandria Ulloa, 21, both of Stockton, climbed out.
Officer Souza checked the police database and discovered the Honda was stolen. Officer Souza found Rios and Ulloa as they were about to enter the 7-Eleven and detained them. Ulloa was found with suspected methamphetamine and Rios was found to be on active parole from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Both Rios and Ulloa were booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center. Rios faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, stealing a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and violation of parole.
Ulloa faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, stealing a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.