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Car theft suspect arrested in Orange Cove

Friday, March 16, 2012

A man is in custody after leading police on a short pursuit in Fresno County.

Orange Cove police officers saw 34-year-old Anthony Martinez driving a stolen car on Fourth Street near "D" Street in Orange Cove. Martinez pulled over and ran from the stolen car into a house.

A female occupant who did not know the suspect was in the house by herself. Officers safely got her out of the house. Police found Martinez in a back room of the house.

He gave himself up to police, and officers arrested him on possession of a reported stolen vehicle and evasion. The stolen car has been returned to its owner.

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crimetracker, auto theft, orange cove, fresno county, local
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