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“Most Wanted” Suspect Caught

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Sonora, CA– The Sonora Police Department apprehended one of its “Most Wanted” suspects over the weekend. 35 year-old Jeremy Loren Allen who was wanted for parole violation and possession of narcotics was stopped in a vehicle in downtown Sonora Saturday night just before 9 pm.

According to Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson, Allen fled from the vehicle and a foot chase ensued. Allen was chased by a Sonora Police officer for several blocks until the officer lost sight of him. Additional units were called in along with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a search of the area. Allen was located hiding on a roof of a residence but when he was spotted, jumped off the roof into a tree. Other officers on the ground were able to grab Allen and pull him from the tree and take him into custody.

The vehicle Allen had fled from contained stolen property from an unreported burglary which had just occurred in the County. After searching where Allen had been staying, more stolen property was recovered. Jail staff also found methamphetamine Allen had been hiding. Allen was booked on various misdemeanor and felony charges including violation of parole, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

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