On February 26, at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Civic in the 1700 block of Main Street. Officers noticed several vehicle code violation associated with the vehicle and the driver. Upon contacting the driver, officers observed narcotics paraphernalia in place sight. Officers continued to investigate and found that the driver, Damien Alvarado, was not in possession of any form of identification. Officers also learned that the passenger in the vehicle, Katrina Baken, was aware of the narcotics paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
Alvarado provided the officers with consent to search the vehicle, which officers located additional narcotics paraphernalia, latex gloves, and property belonging to several other people that are unknown to the occupants. Additionally, Officers located two false $100 bills and stolen mail.
While officers were placing Baken under arrest, they learned she was in possession of methamphetamine.
Damian Alvarado, 28, from Lompoc was arrested for identity theft, driving without a license and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Katrina Baken, 34, from Lompoc, was arrested for identity theft and possession of narcotics.