Laguna Beach police arrested a woman on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle Friday and recognized her from a pursuit late last year, authorities said.
Officers spotted Michele Lynn Frazier, 28, of Laguna Beach, at 11:30 a.m. driving a stolen 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser in downtown Laguna, according to police, who then followed the vehicle to a less populated area and conducted a traffic stop on Laguna Canyon Road near the 73 Toll Road.
Frazier complied with officers’ instructions and was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and driving without a license, as well as for a $26,000 warrant for grand theft in Los Angeles and a warrant for violating probation.
Officers recognized Frazier, who led Laguna Beach police on a pursuit Dec. 28 in a stolen 2012 Dodge Journey and was arrested for auto theft, evading peace officers and driving without a license, police said. She pleaded guilty to those charges and was placed on three years of probation.
— Alisha Gomez