Dump Truck Slams Into ATM, Young Woman arrested for Grand Theft Auto
SACRAMENTO—A dump truck, reported stolen early this week, was found Wednesday morning, January 28, after it crashed into an ATM in Sacramento. And a young woman from Sacramento was arrested for her second vehicle theft in a year.
At approximately 5:20 a.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies received a silent alarm from a company monitoring the Safe Credit Union kiosk at 1250 Howe Avenue near Hurley Way.
Deputies arrived to find a full-sized dump truck had smashed into the ATM. The driver was gone by the time deputies arrived. No money appeared to be missing. When police ran the license plate number, they discovered the vehicle had been stolen two days prior.
Firefighters from Sac Metro Fire arrived at the scene to prevent leaking fuel and oil from getting into a storm drain directly beneath the truck. The investigation into who stole the truck and caused all the damage is ongoing.
The next day, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department reported the successful arrest of 22-year-old Tiffany Rose Pellerin for vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license.
She was arrested at the Ferguson Lighting store on Madison Avenue, according to official reports. The store is located right next to Niello Volvo and Future Ford auto dealers, and less than a mile from her apartment on Walnut Avenue. Further details of that incident were not available.
But the arrest on Thursday came just over a year from a prior arrest for vehicle theft. In that case, a car had been stolen from a Rocklin resident, and was reported to police. A Sacramento Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol identified the stolen car by license plate, and when they attempted an enforcement stop, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, but soon struck a curb dividing two parking lots on Greentree Drive near Franklin. The car became disabled and Pellerin fled, leaving two passengers behind in the car. They reported her name, however, and she was soon located. She was arrested on January 15, 2014 for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possessing stolen property (AKA – grand theft-auto).
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this story
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