According to the Tehachapi Police Department, what started as a disturbance call around 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, shortly after led to the arrest of a 24-year-old woman in possession of a stolen vehicle.
An officer with the Tehachapi Police Department was dispatched to Love's Travel Stop after Victoria Rojas was reported to be causing a disturbance to multiple truck drivers by asking for gas money.
Before officers arrived at the scene, Rojas had left, traveling westbound on Highway 58, but an officer shortly thereafter spotted the suspect at the Fastrip on the corner of Tucker Road and Valley Boulevard, Police Chief Jeff Kermode said.
Kermode said the suspect then quickly got back onto Tucker, traveling at a high speed towards Highway 58. The Chief said the suspect then began traveling westbound on Highway 58 towards Bakersfield shortly before being pulled over by a TPD officer on Broom Road.
When the officer ran the license plate of the 2000 Ford Windstar van Rojas was driving, records indicated the vehicle was stolen from Bakersfield.
Chief Kermode added the officer kept the suspect at gunpoint before other help arrived, and that Rojas was compliant with the officer's orders.
Around 5:06 a.m., Rojas was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license, and possession of marijuana.
She was booked into the Kern County Jail Central Receiving Facility and is currently being held on $21,885 bail.