Car thief ar­rested af­ter brief po­lice chase that ended safely, and with­out in­jury

Porterville Recorder - - STATE -

On Wednes­day at ap­prox­i­mately 2:48 a.m., of­fi­cers with the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment re­sponded to the area of Grand Av­enue and Doree Street re­gard­ing a ve­hi­cle theft that had just oc­curred.

The vic­tim called to re­port the ve­hi­cle theft and were at­tempt­ing to fol­low it as they were speak­ing with Po­lice dis­patch.

Min­utes later, an of­fi­cer in­ter­cepted the stolen ve­hi­cle in the area of Mor­ton Av­enue and Crestview Street. The Of­fi­cer at­tempted a traf­fic stop how­ever sus­pect did not yield. A brief ve­hi­cle pur­suit en­sued un­til the ve­hi­cle be­came dis­abled in the area of Mor­ton Av­enue and Con­nor Street.

Af­ter a brief strug­gle the sus­pect was taken into cus­tody and iden­ti­fied as Jeremy Rose, a 25-year-old Porter­ville res­i­dent.

The stolen ve­hi­cle was un­dam­aged and was re­turned to the vic­tims, and Rose was booked on the afore­men­tioned charges at the Tu­lare County Sher­iff's Of­fice, Porter­ville Sub­sta­tion, in lieu of $75,000 bail. Nei­ther Rose nor any of the of­fi­cers were in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent. Man ar­rested for er­ratic be­hav­ior while un­der the in­flu­ence of con­trolled sub­stance

On Wednes­day at ap­prox­i­mately 1:20 a.m., of­fi­cers with the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment re­sponded to a res­i­dence in the 200 Block of South In­di­ana Street re­gard­ing a male sub­ject who was in the

front yard and be­hav­ing er­rat­i­cally.

Of­fi­cers con­tacted the male sub­ject, who was sub­se­quently iden­ti­fied as Ale­jan­dro De La Cruz, a 49-year-old Porter­ville res­i­dent. Based on symp­toms that De La Cruz ex­hib­ited, of­fi­cers de­ter­mined De La Cruz was un­der the in­flu­ence of a con­trolled sub­stance. De La Cruz was ar­rested and found him to be in pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

De La Cruz was trans­ported to the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment where a more thor­ough search re­vealed he was in pos­ses­sion of a small amount of metham­phetamine con­cealed upon his per­son.

De La Cruz was later booked on the afore­men­tioned charges at the Tu­lare County Sher­iff's Of­fice, Porter­ville Sub­sta­tion, in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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