Crime

Stolen vehicle retrieved with help of automated license plate reader

Jody Sisouvong, 36, of Fresno, left, was arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle. Amy Montez, 25, of Fresno, was arrested also in connection with a stolen vehicle.
Jody Sisouvong, 36, of Fresno, left, was arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle. Amy Montez, 25, of Fresno, was arrested also in connection with a stolen vehicle.

Fresno police arrested two women in connection with a stolen vehicle after locating it with the help of an automated license plate reader Saturday.

Officers were patrolling the area of Parkway Drive and Olive Avenue near Highway 99 when they were alerted by the ALPR of a stolen vehicle parked at a motel on Parkway Drive, Sgt. Tony Bustos said in a news release.

ALPR is a high-speed, computer-controlled camera system typically mounted on street poles, streetlights, highway overpasses, mobile trailers or police squad cars. It can automatically capture all license plate numbers that come into view, along with the location, date and time.

Police in Saturday’s case arrested Jody Sisouvong, 36, and Amy Montez, 25, both of Fresno. Both were booked into Fresno County Jail in relation to possession of a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was returned to the owner.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98
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