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Pursuit suspect foot bails from car and leaves wallet behind; 1 arrested

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities nabbed a pursuit suspect after he ditched the vehicle and left his wallet behind.

It happened at about 11:43 pm, on January 22, 2019, when Deputy Hoehnke attempted a traffic stop on a white Acura TL driving with no headlights near the intersection of Main Street and Mariposa Road in Hesperia, officials said.

Sheriff’s Service Specialist Edgar Moran told Victor Valley News the vehicle failed to yield and a small traffic pursuit ensued.

According to Moran, “The vehicle ran a red light and stopped; the driver then foot bailed, leaving his wallet behind in the vehicle.”

Deputies continued to search the area for the suspect, identified as Daniel Martinez, 34, a resident of Fontana, and eventually found him nearby.

“[Martinez] was found behind the Walmart and confirmed by his California Driver’s License which was located in his wallet he had left behind in the vehicle,” stated Moran.

Martinez was found to be driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center

Martinez was detained, arrested, and booked into High Desert Detention Center for the following charges: PC148(a)(1), VC14601.1(a), and VC2800.1(a). Heis no longer in custody and was cite released according to public arrest records.

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