Two people were arrested in the parking lot of a Novato hotel
early Saturday on suspicion of stealing the vehicle they were driving, police
According to Novato police, officers patrolling in the 7600 block
of Redwood Boulevard around midnight saw a suspicious vehicle driving in
A registration check of the vehicle's license plate number
revealed that the 1998 Honda Civic was reported stolen in Santa Rosa on June
Officers stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of America's Best
Value Inn and arrested Christopher Nootenboom of Santa Rosa and Melissa
Gilbert of Rohnert Park on suspicion of vehicle theft.
Nootenboom, a parolee, was also arrested on suspicion of
conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and violation of parole.
Gilbert was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and
possession of burglary tools.