A wanted car thief was spotted riding in a stolen car Sunday afternoon. Grass Valley Police Sergeant Joe Matteoni says a broadcast of a stolen red Mustang had officers on alert. Matteoni says an officer saw the stolen car driven by 25 year old Evette Valenzuela with 30 year old Nathan Gilbert as a passenger. Grass Valley officers took both subjects into custody for the stolen car.
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Gilbert was also wanted for taking a pickup last week on Auburn Road and evading law enforcement during an area search. Gilbert was arrested for suspicion of two stolen vehicles and violation of parole. Valenzuela was taken into custody for one stolen car, driving without a license, and providing false identification by using another family member’s name.