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Police Recover Stolen Car, Arrest Martinez Man

31-year-old Martinez resident arrested for allegedly breaking a number of laws and a probation violation.

officer Brian Collins made a routine traffic stop Early Thursday morning that ended in less than routine fashion when the car sped off as Collins stood talking to the driver on East Second Street near Interstate 780.

Collins followed the tan Honda north on East Second Street but lost sight of the vehicle in the Benicia Industrial Park.   The car was driven by a man who was accompanied in the car by a woman.  According to a release from the Benicia Police Department, the Honda reached speeds of 100 mph while fleeing from Officer Collins.

According to the release, it was another officer who spotted two people hiding in a parking lot on Park Road.  It was soon determined that the two people were the driver and passenger from the Honda.

The woman, a 20-year-old resident of Antioch, took officers to the Honda that was abandoned in the parking lot of a business in the 600 block of Industrial Way.  Officers found that the Honda was reported stolen from the City of Antioch on July 16. 

The male driver of the car, 31-year-old John Sanborn of Martinez was arrested for being in possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license and violating probation.

The woman was later released without being charged.

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Bubba July 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Heard That!
Bubba July 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM
so are you
upptick July 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM
It's a shame "racism" has taken on such inflammatory character. Afterall, it's the state humans evolved in over hundreds of thousands of years when we lived in clan / tribal groups of somewhere around 60-80 people and when (dis)loyalty to the group was a matter of life or death. The popular media have brainwashed people into thinking that racism is learned behavior and that the natural state is peace and love. There is WAY too much evidence to the contrary. And why do you think Christianity arose and persisted? mostly because it's a formula for helping people, who are by nature prone to violence and suspicious of strangers, to "just get along." Bobby, go right on with your racist rants and racist accusations. You're more right than you realize.
RJ Stewart July 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Racism is indeed learned behaviour. Clans, tribes, etc., taught their young ones to be wary and avoid people who were, somehow, unlike those in their own group. Color is an easy identifier. Otherwise I agree with what you said, Upptick. Some of what Bobby rightly addresses are the statements by some of our fellow Keyboard Ninja Warriors that either imply or infer people from colorful cities such as Richmond, Vallejo, Oakland (Chicago via D.C.) should be dissuaded from entering Benicia's hallowed boundaries or are the reason the country is in the state that it is. On the contrary, even a blind man can see who is really steering this titanic.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" July 21, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I LOVE YOU!!!

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