Man arrested for warrants after fourth attempt Friday night

On Friday, February 4th, 2022, at 11:00 pm, a Turlock Police officer near Venice Motel, 1114 N Golden State Blvd, observed a vehicle violating the California Vehicle Code, so he made a traffic stop on it.

The officer made contact with the vehicle’s driver, Ricky Agundez, 40, of Turlock, and discovered that he had three misdemeanor warrants and one felony warrant, all for larceny related charges after he ran a wants and warrants check on him.

Although a felony warrant would typically require a defendant to be booked into jail, the issuing agency for the warrant did not require this because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Agundez was arrested and released on a citation for his warrants.

Officers had previously attempted to arrest Agundez three prior times for his warrants, but were unsuccessful in all three attempts due to various reasons. During the first attempt, Agundez did not have his felony warrant yet and misdemeanor warrants cannot be served at night while the defendant is in their place of living. During the second attempt, Agundez did have his felony warrant, however, when officers made access into his motel room to serve it, they discovered that he had fled through a back window that they didn’t know existed. During the third attempt, the issuing agency for the felony warrant did not want Agundez booked into jail, just like this time, and because he was in his place of living, officers chose not to serve it.

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