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Police Arrest Woman in Stolen Vehicle

September 16, 2015, 12:14 PM HST
* Updated September 16, 12:19 PM
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A Pahoa woman previously wanted on two bench warrants for contempt of court is in jail following a stolen vehicle incident.

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was taken from a parking lot on Old Volcano Road in Volcano on Aug. 25.

On Monday, the truck was located in Ainaloa.

HPD arrested Ashley Grammer, 23, the driver of the vehicle on strength of two bench warrants for contempt of court.

Grammer was taken to the Hilo police cellblock as Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives continued to investigate.

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Detectives obtained a search warrant on the truck and recovered a substance that resembled crystal methamphetamine inside.

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Grammer went to court on the bench warrants on Monday and was taken to Hawai’i Community Correctional Center following the appearance as detectives were still investigating the stolen vehicle case.

On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., detectives charged Grammer with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and possessing an imitation substance. Her bail was set at $2,500.

Grammer remained at the cellblock awaiting her initial court appearance on the second set of charges on Wednesday.

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