Crooks found napping after siphoning gas from Hayden vehicle

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy was conducting a security check in Stoddard Park in Hayden, Idaho, when he came across a what looked like a crime scene. 

The deputy spotted a Jeep Cherokee parked next to a Hayden City Street Department vehicle. The Jeep had a funnel sticking out of its fuel tank. Next to the Jeep was a gas can, and a siphoning hose was sticking out of the Street Department truck.

The deputy approached the Jeep and found a woman asleep or passed out in the front seat. He also saw shoes that appeared to belong to a man, along with drug paraphernalia sitting on the center console. 

When the deputy woke the woman up, he found her clutching more paraphernalia. She got out of the Jeep, and the deputy saw she had been sitting on a small bag of methamphetamine. The woman, later identified as 22-year-old Alyssa A. Wolff of Coeur d'Alene, was arrested for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and an outstanding drug warrant.

More deputies searched around the area and found a male hiding. He was later identified as Scott T. Miller, 25, also of Coeur d'Alene. Miller admitted to siphoning gas from the city vehicle, and was arrested for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and burglary among other charges.

Both Miller and Wolff are scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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