San Diego

Man Wanted on Warrant Arrested in Talmadge After Evading Police

A man wanted on a federal warrant was arrested Friday night after evading police, triggering a huge police response in Talmadge.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Fernando Valdamar Ortiz. 

The incident started around 9:40 p.m. when Ortiz ran from officers when contacted by police, San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims said.

He was wanted on a federal no-bail warrant, he said.

Police ABLE helicopter was used to help locate Ortiz. He was found holed up inside a garage and police used pepper balls to get him out.

He was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. The nature of the warrant against the suspect was unknown at this time.

No other information was available.

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