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Santa Ana Police Department
Thursday June 29th, 2017 :: 02:39 p.m. PDT


U.S. Marshals Assist SAPD Robbery Detectives In Apprehending Carjacking Suspect

Suspect: Luis Angel Castaneda (25)

On 09/30/16 Castaneda rented a vehicle from Coast to Coast Car Rental. When Castaneda returned the vehicle, he requested that an employee of the rental company drop him off with the rental vehicle in the area of 1500 N. Bewley St, Santa Ana. Once there, Castaneda and a second suspect (who was already seated inside the vehicle) robbed the victim of his belongings using a shotgun. The victim was able to run away from the scene and the suspects fled with the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered. The shotgun is still outstanding. Based on their investigation detectives identified suspect Castaneda and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Detectives learned that suspect Castaneda had fled to the state of North Carolina. Santa Ana PD robbery detectives requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in locating and apprehending suspect Castaneda.

On 05/19/17 Castaneda was arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Graham, North Carolina at his home. He was subsequently booked into the Alamance County Detention Center in Graham, North Carolina. On 06/28/17 Castaneda was extradited and arrested for PC 211/215 and is being held on $100,000 bail at Orange County Central Jail.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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