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Suspect in several theft and fraud investigations arrested for possession of stolen vehicle


September 11, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Friday, September 8 at about 5:00 p.m., a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station stopped a black Toyota Camry at J Street at Coronado Street. When the deputy ran a license plate check on the vehicle it returned as stolen. The deputy also noticed the rear license plate did not match the front plate.

The rear license plate returned stolen from a 2008 Honda. Upon making contact with the driver, who claimed to be Noelle Wilson, it was determined Wilson was not truthful about her true identity. Her true identity was found to be Arianne Gerwing (age 37 of Bakersfield).

Gerwing was found to have several No Bail warrants with full extradition from Minnesota and Wisconsin, for vehicle theft and identity theft. Gerwing was also found in possession of several state identification cards, bank cards, a check book and social security cards.

Gerwing was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking.

Contact was made with several citizen's and Law Enforcement agencies in California. These contacts led to Gerwing being an unidentified suspect in several theft and fraud investigations.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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