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Wanted man arrested in West Sacramento
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WEST SACRAMENTO - An alert West Sacramento police officer helped capture a wanted fugitive in the area of Riverbank Rd. and Yolo St. on Monday morning.

According to West Sacramento Police on scene, an officer saw an individual he thought he recognized as a wanted man in a car at an apartment complex. When the officer turned on his police lights, the man turned off his vehicle lights, pulled out of the apartment driveway and fled.

The officer and several other police vehicles pursued the man reaching speeds as high as 60 miles per hour before the fleeing driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed, and fled on foot, said police.

West Sacramento police officers and K-9 units searched the area briefly before locating the man in the backyard of a home.

The individual was arrested and upon further investigation, determined to indeed be a wanted fugitive. However, the man was not the fugitive the officer had originally suspected, according to police.

No information was released on what the man was wanted for.

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