A woman was arrested in Immokalee on Tuesday afternoon after deputies say she stole a car and led them on a chase when they tried to pull her over.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Pamela Lynn Alvarado, 52, was arrested after deputies responded around 12:45 p.m. to a report of a stolen silver Dodge Charger. They found the Charger near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and South 4th Street, but the driver, Alvarado, sped away when deputies tried to pull her over.
Deputies pursued Alvarado, who they say threw unknown items out the car door while driving. She finally stopped the car after around four blocks. Alvarado ignored commands to get out of the car and resisted efforts to take her into custody.
During the arrest, deputies say they found fentanyl and cocaine in Alvarado’s possession. The victim’s purse and keys were located inside the Charger. The victim told deputies that she never gave Alvarado, whom she knows, permission to use her car.
Alvarado, a convicted felon in Collier County with prior arrests for grand theft auto and fleeing and eluding, now faces charges of grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding, possession of a synthetic narcotic, possession of cocaine, and driving on a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender.