SALINAS, Calif. (KION) Salinas police said they arrested two people in separate instances for allegedly having stolen vehicles overnight.
The first incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. Officers said they found a stolen Mercedes in a Pilot gas station parking lot. The person inside, 35-year-old Sammy Martinez, was asleep in the driver's seat. He was arrested.
A few hours later, officers found a Honda reported stolen near Machado Way and Kimmel Street. Police said the person inside, 34-year-old Gonzalo Madrid, saw them and ran. After a brief chase, he was arrested.
Martinez and Madrid were both booked into the Monterey County Jail on possession of a stolen vehicle charges.