PENDLETON- Two grand theft auto suspects arrested early Wednesday morning by police here remain in the Umatilla County Jail, awaiting extradition.
Rebecca Lee Fiske, 19, is being held on $20,000 bail, and her fiance, William Robert Stirm, 29, is being held on $48,000 bail, said Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo Thursday afternoon.
Both were arrested at the Super 8 Motel on Southwest Nye Avenue by Cpl. Rowan Hayes after the officer received information from Garden City, Idaho, police that two suspected car thieves were in the area, police said. Hayes had come into contact with Stirm earlier that morning, but did not have any reason to arrest him at the time.
Stirm and Fiske allegedly stole at least eight cars from numerous car dealerships in the Boise area last month by taking them for test drives without the car dealer, making copies of each car's key, returning the car and then later stealing it, police said.
Police recovered a stolen 1997 Honda Accord at the Super 8, which had stolen license plates on it, taken from a Pendleton vehicle earlier in the week, police said.
Police also found crystal methamphetamine, stolen identifications and checks, as well as paperwork on several stolen cars and an incriminating letter of admission in their motel room, police said.
Fiske appeared in Umatilla County Circuit Court for an extradition hearing Thursday afternoon, and was appointed an attorney from the Intermountain Public Defender's office to help her with her extradition rights.
Both Fiske and Stirm also face charges in Umatilla County of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and theft.