Two Grass Valley residents arrested in Auburn on drug, weapons charges |

Two Grass Valley residents arrested in Auburn on drug, weapons charges

Onesimo Uribe

Two Grass Valley residents were arrested last week in Auburn after being found with drugs and weapons in their car, along with possibly stolen checks.

A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling in North Auburn early on the morning of Oct. 29 spotted a white Honda Accord in the parking lot of the AM/PM on Dry Creek Road. This specific area is known to be frequented by loiterers and people who park their cars to “camp,” a press release stated.

The deputy saw a man sitting in the front passenger’s seat of the car. The man, 30-year-old Onesimo Uribe, was found to be on felony searchable probation out of Nevada County. A woman sitting in the back seat was identified as Stephany Mauss, 30.

The deputy reportedly located a backpack in the car that contained a .22 caliber handgun, a loaded magazine and 34 .22 caliber bullets. The deputy also allegedly found a pair of brass knuckles, a total of four checks not addressed to either suspect, and a meth pipe.

An extended search of the car reportedly revealed 276 grams of marijuana and another meth pipe.

One .22 caliber bullet was found on the floorboard of the backseat, where Mauss was sitting, the release stated.

Both suspects were booked into the Auburn jail.

Mauss is facing seven felony and two misdemeanor charges but was released Nov. 2, according to Placer County’s daily jail register.

Uribe was arrested on charges that include carrying a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of brass knuckles, possession of a controlled substance and possession while armed, possession of blank checks and possession with intent to defraud, and participation in a criminal street gang. He is being held in lieu of $155,000 bail.

Uribe was arrested in Nevada County in 2016 and in 2017 and charged with violating probation on an identity theft charge, after transferring his probation from anther county. A bench warrant has been issued by Nevada County for a new probation violation stemming from this arrest.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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