Narcotics suspect flees police in Arroyo Grande

March 12, 2019

Manual Pineda Javier III

A Grover Beach man, who is suspected to have been carrying a controlled substance, got off his bicycle and tried running away from police in Arroyo Grande Monday night, but was eventually caught and arrested. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 11:35 p.m., an Arroyo Grande police officer tried to pull over a man riding a bicycle for a traffic violation in the area of Poplar and Juniper streets. The man fled by foot, leaving behind a small amount of  suspected narcotics, according to police.

Officers established a perimeter and began searching the area. Officers located Manual Pineda Javier III as he was climbing a fence near a home in the 1400 block of Strawberry Avenue.

Officers arrested Javier, 50, and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

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Not a big deal these dayslet him go and get the crazy ones.. why waste the time.. tax payer money…

So a 50 year old torn up addict ditches a BIKE thinking he can outrun some 23 year old officers and nearly did only to get caught with a small amount of the drug. I say let him go just for having the courage to take on that venture. And we save thousands!

A slap on the wrist crime nowadays but good police work all the same.