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Police: Felon had weapon

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POSTED February 7, 2014 8:38 p.m.

It’s never good when the police know you by name.

It’s even worse when they know that you have an active warrant.

So when Manteca Police K9 officer Jason Massey saw a suspect on Thursday evening that he believed was being sought on a felony warrant walking into a local liquor store, he waited outside, contacted dispatch to make sure that his suspicions were correct, and prepared to arrest the man when he walked outside.

But when 28-year-old Leonardo Alomar realized what was going on, he booked – fleeing northbound on Northwood Avenue. Massey’s K9 “Max” had no problem running him down once deployed. He helped subdue Alomar and allow responding officers the time needed to get to his position and arrest him.

Alomar allegedly ditched a firearm that he was carrying while attempting to evade officers. The gun was promptly recovered by police on scene.

He was booked in to the San Joaquin County jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also booked on the original felony warrant that was the basis for the initial contact.

Alomar did not require medical attention as a result of the apprehension by “Max.”

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