Mill Valley Woman Arrested for Stealing a Prius, Burglarizing Home

Local resident was arrested on the 100 block of Elm Avenue Tuesday on suspicion of residential burglary and grand theft, police said.

A 27-year-old Mill Valley woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a Toyota Prius, driving north up the coast, breaking into a remote home in Sonoma County, eating food in the kitchen and stealing an iPad, according to Sgt. Mike Raasch of the Sonoma County Sheriff's office. 

The saga began on July 4, when the woman, eventually identified as Mayra Camargos Gaeta left home without permission in a pickup truck owned by a friend of her mother, Raasch said. She ran out of gas near Dillon Beach and entered an unlocked vacation rental, stole a set of keys to a silver Toyota Prius and took off towards Stewarts Point, according to Raasch. 

Gaeta eventually veered off of Highway 1 and onto a long, remote residential driveway where she parked at an empty residence. The 70-year-old owner of the house walked home after dinner to find Gaeta leaning against the car in the driveway, said Raasch. 

After a brief exchange, in which the man asked Gaeta why she was on his property and she replied that she was there looking for a party, Gaeta left the house in the stolen Prius, said Raasch. 

After the man entered his house he realized that the woman had eaten food from his cupboard, and had stolen money, car keys and an iPad. Soon after the realization, the man notified the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office of the robbery. 

Several days later on July 6, Vacaville police officers pulled over Gaeta using a LoJack transmitter, a device that allow police to identify stolen vehicles via radio technology, according to Raasch. She was arrested on suspicion of auto theft. 

Although she was originally arrested on suspicion of car theft, officers were able to trace the stolen goods, including the iPad, to the Stewart's Point residence within several days. 

Gaeta was out on bail when she was arrested by the Mill Valley Police Department and Sonoma County Sherrif's detectives on Tuesday. The arrest occured on the 100 block of Elm Avenue at aorund 7 p.m. 

She was arrested on suspicion of residential burlgary and grand theft, Raasch said.

Stryder July 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
That's just sad
Rico July 26, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I wonder if she was a good looking babe ? To think that she could pick up a guy and has those tendencies is scary. To the single guys out there, be careful.
Magoo July 26, 2012 at 04:43 PM
What guy did she pick up?
Rico July 26, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Citizen, I wrote could pick up (if she was a good looking babe). It all started when she borrowed a friend of her parents pickup truck, but she decided to pick up a Prius when the truck ran out of gas. Little did she know that the Prius was equipped with a LoJack transmitter, that is how she got popped driving over in the east bay. Rule number one my father taught me, NEVER lend out your vehicle. He said that people who need to borrow vehicles are a high risk because they are not responsible enough to buy and maintain their own .
jackscratch October 14, 2012 at 04:24 AM
she's pretty hot.


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