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


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.

Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

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