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March 3, 2014
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2 arrested in connection with stolen vehicle

A man and a woman ended up in county jail Monday on vehicle theft and drug charges, respectively, during an investigation into a stolen vehicle.

The Lincoln Navigator had been impounded and towed the previous Tuesday after the driver and his passenger reportedly tried to run from Grass Valley Police officers.

The driver, identified as Michael Gordon, 33, fled on foot, but witnesses were reportedly able to lead officers to where he was last seen.

Gordon was located and arrested on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, driving on a suspended license and two outstanding warrants.

Monday morning, the tow yard where the Lincoln had been stored called to report that its locked side yard had been burglarized during the night and the vehicle was gone.

A Grass Valley Police officer on patrol located the Lincoln parked n the 500 block of Walsh Street, near the residence of Lindsey Lanskey, 26.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in a probation search of Lanskey’s home on Columbia Avenue, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Clint Bates.

Gordon was at the residence and was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

A search of the residence reportedly uncovered a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Lanskey was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling for the use of controlled substances, and was being held in county jail in lieu of $11,000 bail.

In February, Lanskey had been held to answer in Nevada County Superior Court on charges of possessing and transporting a controlled substance for sale after she reportedly drove up to the site of a buy set up by an undercover narcotics officer.

Lanskey’s cell phone reportedly contained texts about drug sales, including a text that indicated she was trying to sell a patch, as well as other narcotics. Other texts referred to selling Norco or possibly trading for methamphetamine A Fentanyl patch was located in the vehicle. Lanskey is set for formal arraignment on those charges on March 21.

Also at Lanskey’s residence, police discovered a Yamaha motorcycle in the driveway whose driver had fled from officers the night before.

The motorcycle, which was being driven with the headlights off, was spotted at about 12:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Pleasant Street, according to dispatch reports.

When the officer hit his lights, the motorcycle took off, Bates said, adding that no pursuit was initiated.

The Yamaha was found to have false registration tags, and was towed, along with the Lincoln.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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