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Suspicious vehicle leads to Auburn-area arrests

Holly Jean Webster
Holly Jean Webster Booking photo, Placer County Sheriff’s Office

Two people were arrested in the North Auburn area, accused of a variety of offenses, after a Placer County sheriff’s deputy spotted them in a parked vehicle on a street behind a Home Depot store.

The deputy noticed the vehicle with its headlights off about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. When the driver spotted the patrol car, he pulled into the store’s parking lot, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Sheriff’s officials identified the vehicle’s occupants as Sean A. Christensen, 36, who indicated he was a transient, and Holly Jean Webster, 22, of Martinez. Neither had identification, but a records check found that both are on probation, sheriff’s officials said. Christensen’s probation prohibits him from going near any Home Depot stores, and Webster’s requires that she stay away from certain Target and Walmart stores in Contra Costa County.

Christensen also had $120,000 in outstanding warrants from other counties.

A search of the vehicle turned up two key rings full of shaved keys, which are commonly used to steal cars and enter buildings, sheriff’s officials said. In the trunk, deputies found new power tools in unopened boxes. They were booked as evidence to determine whether they were stolen.

Christensen was booked at the Placer County jail on suspicion of possessing burglary tools and for his outstanding warrants. His bail was set at $122,500.

Webster admitted to having used needles in her possession and, once she got to the jail, she was found to have hidden a glass pipe and methamphetamine in a body cavity, sheriff’s officials said. Her bail is set at $7,500.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy