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Awaiting jail term, arrested & released again

Jason Giles, 25, is searched by Manteca patrolman Armen Avakian after the officer made a probation stop to check the man for drug possession. Giles has been stopped twice by officers while waiting...

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin


POSTED March 21, 2010 1:42 a.m.
After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term.  It is a commentary on today’s judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.

Jason Giles was first stopped this week by Manteca officers Tuesday at noon when they searched him and his car for drugs and stolen property on North Cottage Avenue near Doctors Hospital of Manteca.  Giles had been given a two week reprieve by a judge before having to report to jail on conviction of six felonies, police said.  He had been charged with four vehicle burglaries and two counts of possession of stolen property that had occurred between Lodi and Manteca.

A charge for possession of a crank pipe was dropped.  Police said the district attorney’s office is no longer prosecuting for crank pipe possession.

The traffic stop and subsequent search yielded nothing on Tuesday; however, a Ripon Police officer spotted Giles driving some 10 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit on March 18 shortly after midnight.  Officer Arlen Wells pulled Giles over on the East Frontage Road near Highway 99 and performed another probation search on him and on his vehicle allegedly finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car.  

While Ripon Police reported they booked the Manteca man into county jail on Thursday, he was apparently again released as he was not listed on the custody log on Friday. 
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