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Martinez Police Department
Wednesday March 11th, 2015 :: 06:58 a.m. PDT

Advisory

MPD arrests subject for warrants and possession of a firearm

On 3-11-15, at 0251 hours, an MPD Officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations. The vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit traveled through the cities of Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Lafayette. The pursuit terminated in Lafayette after a minor traffic collision where Officer Poertner deployed his K9 partner Logan, and the driver was apprehended. The driver was identified as 44 year old Leonard Covarrubias. Covarrubias had a felony warrant for his arrest and was in possession of a small amount of controlled substance and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Covarrubias was transported to County Hospital for medical clearance for the injuries he sustained during the apprehension. He was later booked into County Jail.

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Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

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Non-emergencies: 925-372-3440

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