In recent days, the California Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle in Big Pine for seatbelt violations. Officers said it was later revealed that the 1996 Ford F150 pickup was stolen.
Officers also said that the driver of the vehicle, Gabriel Michael Anderson, 29 of Corona, was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants. The CHP said that both Anderson and his passenger, Alisa Erl, 28 of Perris, California, were arrested on a charge of stolen vehicle along with Anderson’s outstanding warrants.
Officers said they searched Anderson and found burglary tools in his pockets. They said a search of the vehicle revealed additional burglary tools, various bank cards with different names, several lists containing credit card information with security codes, social security numbers with attached names and birth dates, personal information, along with a State of California benefits identification card.
Officers also said they found a counterfeit one-hundred dollar bill. The CHP said they also found a neon-yellow fluid in a jar
that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Both Anderson and Erl were charged with the following violations:
stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, providing false information to a peace officer, delaying a peace officer in the course of duties, burglary tools, forgery, possession of personal identity information with intent to defraud.
A search warrant was obtained to search the belongings of Anderson and Erl where they were storing their items. Officers said that the search revealed additional burglary tools and more evidence of forgery including printing counterfeit money. This investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the CHP CCI unit and INET.