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Police conduct two chases in Victoria

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Dec. 1, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.


Victoria Police were busy chasing vehicles Wednesday night.

The first chase involved two men who were spotted about 7 p.m. in a suspicious car, according to Sgt. Adam Nieto.

"The officer saw the vehicle in a parking lot," Nieto said. The men were spotted at Louis and Virginia streets. But the driver took off and raced around the neighborhood, and the officer tried to conduct a stop. The two passengers bailed out after a chase ending in the 1100 block of Virginia Street.

Neito said police were able to capture one of the men- Rudy Garza, 25, of Victoria, who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.

Later, at 8:30 p.m., another man, who was wanted on a felony violation of probation, was spotted in the Buffalo Wings Restaurant by an off-duty policeman.

The information was relayed to the dispatcher on duty and police arrived at the scene only to find the man in question fleeing, according to Neito.

A chase ensued beginning about the 6400 block of Navarro and ended when the suspect bailed out in the 5000 block of Evergreen.

Neito said a perimeter was set up and officers went from backyard to backyard, but the man escaped the net.

"He might have been picked up by somebody," Neito said. "We know who he is. We're going to file offenses of evading arrest and a warrant will be executed."

Nieto said the man was not considered dangerous and thought to be unarmed.

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