ROHNERT PARK CA Jan 20 2017 — An East Bay man and woman were arrested at a casino Tuesday morning, after deputies called to the area noticed two different license plates on the vehicle they were driving, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office officials said.
Justin Lynn, 33, of Oakley, and 24-year-old Kayla Tindall, of Pittsburg, face a string of charges after deputies caught them inside the Graton Resort and Casino after being called there by security officers around 6:20 a.m., Sgt. Spencer Crum said in a statement.
Casino security called the Sheriff’s Office after they spotted Lynn tightening the bolts on a license plate of a BMW in the parking lot. Guards questioned him, and Lynn told them it was his car, Crum said. He and Kindall then went into the casino, but the guards remained suspicious, looked into the car and saw loose ammunition, Crum said.
When deputies arrived, they saw the two different license plates and ran a check. Both were tracked to stolen cars out of the East Bay, Crum said. The deputies then went into the casino and arrested the pair, Crum said.
Lynn had three felony warrants outside of Sonoma County for theft and narcotics and was found to be a convicted felon. Deputies also found methamphetamine and heroin in his pockets, a loaded handgun in the vehicle, and numerous papers, identifications and credit card paraphernalia, Crum said.
They arrested Lynn on suspicion of possessing stolen property, unauthorized possession of identification, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and being a felon in possession of narcotics. He also must answer to the charges on the warrants.
Deputies arrested Tindall on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, unauthorized possession of identification.
Both were booked into the Sonoma County Jail, where they remained Tuesday. Lynn was being held in lieu of $110,000 bail and Tindall in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Deputies had the BMW towed and are investigating whether it was stolen or purchased by fraud, Crum said. They also said they are investigating whether the documents could be tied to mail thefts in the East Bay and are trying to track down several victims of those thefts.
East Bay Times