John T. West, 20, of Sacramento, and Ashley Sorensen, 20, of Auburn, were charged with grand theft and conspiracy for stealing two tires and rims off a car parked in a driveway on Geraldson Road in Ophir.
The pair said they drove by the home a short time after taking the tires to "see if the lady had called the cops." The victim had indeed called the Sheriff’s Department and a deputy standing in the driveway taking a report noticed a vehicle similar to one seen in the area earlier.
The deputy searched the area and found the couple’s Geo parked in a nearby mobile home park – with two Toyota tires and rims. West and Sorenson were transported to the Placer County Jail and booked.