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Motorcyclist arrested after fleeing from Glendale police into Eagle Rock area

Motorcyclist arrested after fleeing from Glendale police into Eagle Rock area
Glendale police have set up a perimeter around the Eagle Rock area after a motorcyclist fled from authorities on Thursday during a traffic stop. (Glendale News-Press)

A Glendale man was taken into custody Thursday after he tried to flee from police during an attempted traffic stop.

Alvaro Martinez, 40, was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion after authorities said he took off from an officer with the Glendale Police Department who tried to pull him over for speeding. It’s unknown why he decided to flee.

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Tahnee Lightfoot, a department spokeswoman, said the pursuit began around 4:15 p.m. near Glendale Avenue and Windsor Road. During the pursuit, Lightfoot said Martinez began throwing items onto the street.

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Officers were able to recover a black bandanna, helmet and set of keys. It’s unknown if the items carry any significance, according to Lightfoot.

The pursuit ended around the 3000 block of Tolland Way, near the Glassell Park and Eagle Rock border, where Martinez reportedly abandoned his bike and fled on foot.

Authorities soon established a perimeter in the area.

Lightfoot said Martinez was able to hide from officers in an unlocked vehicle but was eventually found by K-9 units. It was discovered he was on probation at the time for reckless evading of an officer.

He is currently being held in lieu of $75,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation.

Jan. 18, 3:20 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published on Jan. 17 at 5:05 p.m.

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