Marysville pair jailed on forgery, burglary charges in Oroville
OROVILLE — Two Marysville residents were arrested Thursday night after an attempted check forgery and a police chase in Oroville.
Police received a call at 7:19 p.m. about a check forgery at California Check Cashing on Oro Dam Boulevard, according to the Oroville Police Department.
The caller was a person in Yuba County whose personal property had been taken in a vehicle burglary a few days earlier.
Apparently, the victim had just received a call from an employee of the check cashing company to verify a check written to a woman in the amount of $450.
The victim told the employee of the theft and the employee tried to delay the woman. When police arrived, the woman got into the passenger seat of a black Ford Mustang and fled.
Police stopped the vehicle, but the man driving got out and ran through an alley into a Dollar Tree store.
Officers ran after him and found him hiding inside. He refused to surrender and was stunned with a Taser. The man was taken into custody without further incident, the press release said.
The suspects were identified as Justin Allen Grooms, 29, and Christie Lynn Ferrero, 37, both of Marysville.
During a search of the Mustang, police found three packaged, half-pound bags of marijuana and stolen property belonging to the victim of the vehicle burglary.
Neither of the suspects had a medical marijuana recommendation.
Ferrero was also found in possession of Oxycontin, police said.
Both suspects were booked into Butte County Jail on charges of commercial burglary, forgery, possession of stolen property and transportation of marijuana.
Grooms was also booked on a no-bail violation of s parole warrant and Ferrero was booked on an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Grooms has prior arrests in Yuba-Sutter, according to Appeal-Democrat records.
In March 2005, he was arrested following a high-speed through Yuba City. He was wanted on suspicion of robbery and carjacking.
He was also arrested in March 2000 by Yuba County sheriff's deputies on suspicion of robbery and burglary. He was arrested again in May 2000 in Linda on suspicion of burglary.