Couple arrested on receiving stolen property charge

June 14, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Portsmouth Police say they have recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two people in the process. A police officer was running laser equipment (speed detection) in the 3700 block of Pleasant Avenue when they observed a red Chevrolet Cavalier exceeding the speed limit.

Police performed a traffic stop and ran the license plate through LEADS (Law Enforcement Agency Data System), and that tag came out as belonging to a 2000 Kia. That 2000 Kia was registered to Amanda N. Eldridge, 24, of 5069 A Fallen Timber Rd., Lucasville, who was inside the vehicle that was stopped. Eldridge advised officers she had borrowed the vehicle for a couple of days, and they had transferred the tags from her Kia to the Cavalier.

Eldridge and David J. Bartley, 25, of the same address, were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.

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