Auburn’s newly installed camera leads police to stolen Jeep

By: Staff report
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Auburn Police’s newly installed license plate reader camera has already help snag a stolen vehicle.

A camera alerted APD at approximately 6:47 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Auburn Folsom Road and Indian Hill Road, indicating it had just scanned a stolen vehicle.

The camera is designed with a software package that is able to scan passing license plates and compare it to a list of known stolen vehicles. When it detects a license plate contained on that list, it sends an electronic alert to officers and the dispatch center. The Auburn Police Department Dispatch Center confirmed that the vehicle, a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was stolen from Sacramento.

Officers searched the area and located the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway on the 1900 block of Gina Louise Lane. The driver, 33-year-old Lorena Brazovan of Roseville, was arrested without incident. Brazovan had no connection to the address on Gina Louise Lane. Brazovan was booked into the Placer County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, as well as an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. She is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond. The vehicle was released to its owner.