Washington City woman caught driving stolen vehicle

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ST. GEORGE — A Washington City woman was arrested in Ivins early Friday morning on suspicion of second-degree felony theft and drug possession with the intent to distribute — among other drug-related charges — after she was detained for driving a stolen vehicle.

Dalia Hernandez-Solis, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted April 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Dalia Hernandez-Solis, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted April 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Just after 1 a.m., while patrolling the area of 200 South and 100 East, an officer ran the license plate of a vehicle that returned as reported stolen, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department in support of the arrest. The officer initiated a traffic stop.

The driver of the alleged stolen vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Dalia Hernandez-Solis, the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement.

The officer detained Hernandez-Solis and advised her of her Miranda rights, the report stated.

Hernandez-Solis gave the officer consent to search her purse, according to the statement, which was located in the center console of the vehicle.

During a search of the purse, police located a variety of numerous drugs as well as drug paraphernalia, the officer stated.

Hernandez-Solis was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Hernandez-Solis of second-degree felony theft, second-degree felony drug possession with the intent to distribute, two class A misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and three class B misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Judge G. Michael Westfall, of the 5th District Court, ordered $10,000 bail for her release pending trial. She posted bond Friday and was subsequently released from custody.

Hernandez-Solis was found indigent by the court during her initial court appearance Friday and will be represented by court-appointed attorney Edward Flint. She is scheduled to make her next court appearance May 16.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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2 Comments

  • .... May 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    It was really quiet around here until ladybug got back in town eh ? ( joking )

    • ladybugavenger May 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I get that a lot! haha

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