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Four Suspects Crash During Los Gatos Police Pursuit

Three women and one man are alleged to have attempted to evade police, stolen mail and being in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools; two suspects had warrants for their arrest.

Four suspects crashed a car in Los Gatos last Monday after trying to evade police, but were later arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police tried to stop the three women and one man in the car during the wee hours of the night Sept. 17 for vehicle code violations, but as soon as the stop was initiated they fled the scene and a pursuit began, according to a police report.

During the chase, which began before 1:44 a.m., the suspects threw mail from the vehicle, the report said. They then crashed and were arrested at No. Santa Cruz and Almendra avenues, in the heart of downtown.

Inside the vehicle, police found stolen property, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools.

Two of the suspects were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and two others were also found to have warrants for their arrest.

Those arrested were Nancy Jean Franco Lara, 45; Janell Nicole Franco, 24; Monalisa Marie Rodriguez, 37 and Jesse Reyes, 40.

Los Gatos Patch will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

Sheila Sanchez September 28, 2012 at 07:42 PM
One reader just emailed me and said she had mail stolen on Monday, Sept. 17 and a package containing a pair of ladies boots stolen. She's wondering if the incidents are related. I told her to call and report this to the LGMSPD.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
A Police pursuit can be dangerous to others. When you see this happening, "GET OUT OF THE WAY"! Don't end up being a innocent victim because you didn't take precaution!

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