March 18, 2019 – On 03-17-2019, at approximately 1600 hours, Officers from California State Parks and the California Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a green 1999 Dodge Caravan, for expired registration. The California Highway Patrol Officer determined that the vehicle’s registration was expired greater than 6 months, showing a high degree of disregard on the part of the owner, and showed no intention of registering the vehicle. The Officer determined that impounding the vehicle was the appropriate action.
As the Officer conducted a vehicle inventory, he discovered multiple items of stolen property, drug paraphernalia, burglary tools, and a replica firearm. An official Law Enforcement uniform was also located within the vehicle. The two individuals were detained. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle matched the description of a vehicle recently associated with a vehicle break-in within the South Yuba River State Park, and the individuals also matched the descriptions of associated individuals. It is suspected that the stolen property was taken during several recent vehicle break-ins at the Independence Trail trailhead parking area, the Hoyt Crossing trailhead parking area, and other locations within the South Yuba River State Park.
Arraya Elizabeth Figueroa, was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other pending charges.
Christian Aaron Davis initially provided a false identity to Officers. Once his true identity was discovered, he was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing a false identification to a Peace Officer, and other pending charges. Davis also had multiple warrants issued for his arrest and is on active probation.
So far, stolen property recovered from within this vehicle has been linked to 4-5 active vehicle break-in investigations, which have taken place within parking areas of the South Yuba River State Park. Multiple items were located within the vehicle which are suspected of being stolen property but may have not been reported to Law Enforcement at this time. This is an on-going investigation.
If you have experienced a recent vehicle break-in within the general vicinity of the South Yuba River State Park, and have not filed a report with Law Enforcement, please contact the California State Park Rangers Office at 530-489-8874.