SRPD: Pair arrested after weekend carjacking

Man nabbed shortly after incident, woman accomplice caught two days later, lieutenant says

San Ramon police arrested a local woman and a transient man in connection with a carjacking in the Dougherty Valley early Saturday morning, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Paul Lodestein, 20, was nabbed minutes after the incident, and Nava Simon, a 21-year-old San Ramon resident, was detained at her home Tuesday afternoon following further investigation, Lt. Denton Carlson said.

They remain in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of robbery and carjacking, with bail set at $150,000 for each, according to the lieutenant.

The carjacking incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Safeway on Bollinger Canyon Road in the Dougherty Valley, Carlson said.

Police allege Lodestein approached a man in his early 20s and stole the man's Volkswagen Beetle convertible while threatening him with a gun that turned out to be a BB gun disguised to look like a real pistol.

Lodestein was arrested several minutes later while driving near the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard, according to the lieutenant.

Carlson said the incident did not appear to be random, as investigators determined Simon set up the male victim after they previously arranged to meet at the shopping center. Police allege she contacted the man inside Safeway just before the carjacking occurred outside.

It took detectives until Tuesday afternoon to locate Simon and place her under arrest, Carlson added.

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1 person likes this
Posted by LMP
a resident of Danville
on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:47 am

I'd like to see Ms. Simon's rap sheet. And like to know where she lives.

4 people like this
Posted by mario
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

@LMP why is that exactly? rap sheet i guess i can understand the interest as it can be seen as relevant to the wanting to know were she lives? why would you want that?... kind of unnerving no? lol

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