A New Holland woman already wanted in Pickaway County for felony receiving stolen property allegedly stole a vehicle from a Washington C.H. man early Friday morning.
A Rawlings Street resident invited a friend named Amanda D. Saltz to his home Thursday night for drinks, according to the Washington C.H. Police Department. The alleged victim said that he went to sleep around 3 a.m. Friday and when he woke up, he discovered that his 2000 Nissan 4x4 pickup truck was missing and Saltz was gone.
Police were called and officers entered the vehicle into the LEADS system as stolen. The victim told officers that Saltz’s husband lives in New Holland, according to reports.
Pickaway County authorities were contacted to check the New Holland residence for Saltz. Police were also informed that Pickaway County held an active warrant for Saltz on a felony receiving stolen property charge.
Saltz’s husband reportedly told authorities that Saltz had been at the house about an hour ago and would return in the next hour or two. A short time later, a WPD officer located the victim’s vehicle on the lot of 812 Delaware St., reports said.
As other officers were driving to the scene, the officer who located the vehicle said that the vehicle was moving. He was able to make a traffic stop in front of 1309 Forest St., Apt. A. The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Saltz.
Saltz, 33, of 139 Hamilton Ave., was charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and was taken to the Fayette County Jail. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Myron Brown and he was found to have a bench warrant for his arrest. He was also taken to the county jail.