Forgery Suspects Lead Sheriffs on Chase to High School

See the full report in the October 8, 2010 issue of The Mountain Enterprise, on newsstands in the Frazier Mountain Community now.

FRAZIER PARK (Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, 7:20 a.m.)—A forgery suspect was arrested Monday night October 4, after a short pursuit by Frazier Park deputies that led to Falcon Way, near Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec.

In a news release by Kern County Sheriff’s Michael Scott at 10:37 p.m., it was reported that Arturo Garcia, 31 was arrested for forgery, conspiracy, resisting arrest and evading arrest. He was transported and booked into the Taft City Jail.

At about 6:20 p.m., deputies from the Frazier Park substation were dispatched to the Midway Market at 6032 Frazier Mountain Park Road in Lake of the Woods on a report of a subject attempting to cash a forged check. The clerk recognized the suspect as he had cashed a forged check at the same location the night before.

The clerk took the check and notified the sheriff. The suspect fled the store and entered a 2007 Chevy Impala to drive off.

The responding deputy located the vehicle driving on Frazier Mountain Park Road and attempted to stop the vehicle, the report says. The driver failed to stop and led the deputy on a short pursuit. The driver turned onto Falcon Way which is a dead-end street leading to the high school. The driver turned into a dirt field and the vehicle became stuck in the rough terrain.

According to Scott, the driver and two occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputies caught the driver, Arturo Garcia, however the two passengers escaped into the trees and rough terrain. The deputies are attempting to use the business video surveillance to identify the outstanding subjects.

This is part of the October 01, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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