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Man with gun and robbery warrant arrested after being mistaken for someone else Friday morning


On Friday, July 21st, 2023, at 8:37 am, a Turlock Police sergeant near a residence in the 100 block of Almond Ave, Turlock, noticed who he believed was a wanted man who he had been looking for, so he attempted to make contact with him.

When the man noticed the sergeant, he reached into his waistband and began running into a backyard.

The sergeant chased the man and eventually caught him in the backyard of the residence. He was identified as Eric Tolentino, 30, of Gustine, not who the sergeant had originally believed he was.

When the sergeant had his dispatcher run Tolentino, he discovered that he had two warrants. The first was a $25,500 misdemeanor bench warrant out of Modesto, while the second was a $250,000 felony Ramey warrant out of Lathrop for robbery.

Tolentino was also discovered to be a convicted felon and a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun was located while retracing the area of the foot pursuit.

Tolentino was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or person addicted to a narcotic, as well as his warrants.

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