Photo: Shantel France and the clubs
Originally published as a Sonora Police Department Facebook post –
25-year-old Shantel E. France of Sonora was arrested for possession of stolen golf clubs after attempting to sell them on Facebook Marketplace.
On Wednesday, July 14th, we took a theft report of a golf club set from the back of the victim’s pickup while parked on Stockton Road on July 3rd. The victim made the report after seeing his high-valued golf set posted for sale on social media. The seller was identified as Shantel France.
The investigating officer contacted France via social media and arranged a meeting posing as a prospective buyer. Officers responded to the arranged location and spotted France and the described vehicle in the parking lot.
The officers contacted France and her male companion at the vehicle. France denied being responsible for the theft but could not provide a reasonable explanation as to how she came to possess the golf set.
France was taken into custody for possession of stolen property and an outstanding drug possession warrant for her arrest. Her companion, 55-year-old Steven Diaz of Sonora, was arrested for possession of two suspected methamphetamine pipes.
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