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Stolen Car Recovered After Routine Check; Suspect Arrested

An officer checking plates of vehicles is alerted that a Honda Civic was reported stolen in Kern County.

A Honda Civic reported stolen in Kern County was recovered in Temecula Monday afternoon and a Wildomar man was arrested after a police officer ran a routine records check on the car.

Kelly Farran, 35, was driving the car on Old Town Front Street near Rancho California Road around 3:20 p.m. when a Temecula police officer checked the license plate number, which indicated it was reported stolen on Dec. 19, according to police.

Additional officers responded and they performed a high-risk stop of the Civic.

Farran was the only person in the car, and he was arrested without incident and booked into the Southwest Detention Center. During a search of the car officers found illegal prescription drugs and narcotics paraphernalia, according to police.

Farran faces charges of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of narcotic substances, both felonies, and being under the influence of a controlled and driving on a suspended license due to DUI. Bail was set at $5,000.

Brenda December 25, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Here we go again, so many felonies and his bail is 5k? I have never seen it that low for that many violations. Especially suspended license for DUI.
Reverend Smith December 25, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Probably because he is charged with "taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent" and not grand theft auto. He probably "borrowed" his mom's car a month ago and forgot to tell her. The prescrip drugs were probably his mom's too. As for the paraphernalia. All he has to do is get that Medical Marijuana card and those charges will go away too.
wolfcreek December 25, 2012 at 06:40 PM
WOW! He was caught without a checkpoint stop!
Galactic Cannibal December 26, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Earth Shattering NEWS.
LBV Collins December 26, 2012 at 04:05 AM
LOL! My thought exactly, Wolfcreek!
LBV Collins December 26, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Kudos to the officer for catching this guy. I wonder if they have ALPR? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA5Gy32aqdo)
Ken December 26, 2012 at 09:36 AM
Thats because he was under the influence of a controlled (what ever that is) LOL. These reporter and editors must have attended school in Los Angeles or maybe Compton!
Gerry Nance December 27, 2012 at 12:17 AM
8th Amendment protects against excessive bail.
popeye December 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Looks like a duplicate GC THE TRAILOR TRASH stealing cars. ha ha ha dudette
kelly farran January 05, 2013 at 01:52 PM
If you dont know me or the particulars why dont you just stfu..?!?
kelly farran January 05, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Fuck ya'll talkin bout shit u dont know!
kelly farran January 05, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Hey brenda, when you're designated a saint you go ahead and talk all you want. You dont know me, or shit about me so go sit on it!
kelly farran January 05, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Hey popeye, how'd u like a broken jaw, big mouth?
kelly farran January 05, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Really brenda..? Sooo many felonies..? Such horrible convictions against my fellow man too huh!?! Drug posession, paraphernalia. Im a real bad influence on the neighborhood kids, are'nt I..? Better get me off the streets asap!!

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