An SUV reported stolen in Temecula was recovered Sunday by deputies responding to reports of a man possibly passed out in a vehicle in Winchester, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Trevor While, 28, was in the driver’s seat when deputies pulled up to the black Ford Expedition parked in the 35000 block of Van Goyen Lane around 8:35 a.m. White provided deputies with a false name and birth date, according to Sgt. Jon Wade.
A records check indicated the SUV was stolen in Temecula on Dec. 19 and the license plates were stolen in Menifee, according to Wade. The front plate was reported stolen on Dec. 19 and the rear plate on Dec. 22.
White, of Canyon Lake, was on active county probation for theft and narcotics violations, according to police, and was suspected of being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on $25,000 bail.
White faces charges of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, receiving known stolen property and violating probation, all felonies, as well as being under the influence of a controlled substance and providing false ID to an officer, both misdemeanors.