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Salt Lake City Police Department gang unit arrests man with drugs, stolen truck

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Salt Lake City, Utah – A man was found with a gun, drugs, and a stolen truck, and was taken into custody.

Around 2:23 a.m. Thursday morning, detectives spotted 24-year-old Martin Olmedo while driving a stolen truck into a motel parking lot near 800 West North Temple Street.

According to SLCPD, when detectives walked up to Olmedo to arrest him, he ran off, removing a satchel and throwing out several items from his pockets as he ran.

Detectives ran after Olmedo, eventually taking him into custody.

A gun, illegal drugs, and keys to the stolen truck were recovered at the scene.

The drugs included suspected methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone pills, and fentanyl.

Olmedo was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on the following charges:

• Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
• Failure to Stop at the Command of a Police Officer
• Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
• Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person

At this time, no further information has been released.

 

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