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Temecula woman arrested for Grand Theft Auto in Baker

BAKER, Calif. ( — A woman was arrested for Grand Theft Auto after she was pulled over for driving erratically in a stolen vehicle.

On November 4, 2018, at approximately 4:24 p.m., Deputy Tony Buscemi attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Nissan Rogue after witnessing the driver violate several vehicle codes, including unsafe speeds and passing on the right shoulder of the roadway, officials said

The driver finally yielded at Baker Boulevard and Caltrans Avenue and was identified as Lonnesha Valshalon Harwick, 34, a resident of Temecula.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the Rogue’s license plates were missing and a records check of the vehicle’s VIN determined the Rogue had been reported stolen with the San Bernardino Police Department earlier in the day.

Harwick was found to be on felony probation out of Temecula and arrested for the theft of the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

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