18-year-old Bakersfield woman arrested after chase, discovery of stolen car

Chase lasted about 5 minutes

ARVIN, Calif. -  

An 18-year-old woman was arrested after a police chase led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle.

On March 17, a Lamont Substation deputy tried to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Weedpatch Highway and Bear Mountain Boulevard for a Vehicle Code violation. 

While trying to stop the vehicle, it fled eastbound toward the city of Arvin. 

It was discovered the vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle out of the Bakersfield Police Department's jurisdiction. 

After about a five minute chase, the vehicle collided into the fence of a home on Stewart Street in Arvin. 

The driver of the stolen vehicle, 18-year-old Cynthia Alvarez, was arrested while the only other occupant of the vehicle was detained and later released to a family member.

Nobody was injured during the pursuit. 

Alvarez was arrested for violating several charges including Grand Theft Auto, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Felony evading, Resisting Arrest, Felony Child endangerment, Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia.  Alvarez was booked into the Sheriff's Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield.

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