TEHACHAPI — Police have arrested a Tehachapi woman for driving a stolen vehicle on Thursday morning.
Victoria Rojas, 24, was taken into custody and booked into the Kern County Jail Central Receiving Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and possession of marijuana. She is currently being held on $21,885 bail.
According to the Tehachapi Police Department, the incident began when offices where called to a report that Rojas was asking for money from truck drivers at the Love’s Travel Stop around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. But before officers arrived, Rojas had left the truck stop, and according to witnesses was last seen traveling westbound on Highway 58. However, just a short time later, an officer spotted Rojas at a Fastrip on the corner of Tucker Road and Valley Boulevard, just a few miles away.
Police then said that Rojas got back onto Tucker, traveling at a high rate of speed, eventually merging onto westbound on Highway 58 towards Bakersfield. After a short distance she was pulled over by the 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.
Rojas was taken into custody at around 5 a.m.
Tehachapi News: TPD arrest woman in possession of stolen vehicle