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Posted on: March 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fountain Valley Police Department Press Release


On March 20, 2016 at approximately 9:21AM, Fountain Valley Police Officers responded to Fry’s Electronics regarding a theft in progress. While responding to the scene, Officers were advised that the suspect had fled the store riding a bicycle. Officers soon located a male suspect riding a bicycle who matched the description of the suspect. One Officer attempted to stop the subject with lights and siren, the suspect appeared to be trying hiding something or removing something from his waistband while looking back at the Officer. When the suspect failed to stop, the Officer used the front bumper of his vehicle to push the rear tire of the suspect’s bicycle, which caused the suspect to fall. Officers were then able to apprehend the suspect without further incident. Roberto Garcia (25) from Santa Ana was subsequently arrested and booked at Orange County Jail for shoplifting; receiving stolen property; resisting arrest; false personation; and two narcotics-related warrants. Garcia suffered minor injuries but was soon medically cleared. Garcia was also identified as a known suspect to target Fry Electronics. Incident #16-12085.

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