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Update-Fugitive Watch Helps Temple Terrace, Florida Police Arrest Santana Porter, Wanted for Attempted Murder of a Police Officer

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Fugitive Watch recently learned that fugitive Porter Santana has been arrested in Temple Terrace, Florida. San Leandro Police Detective Tai Nguyen informed Fugitive Watch that on June 4, 2009, Temple Terrace, Florida police stopped Porter and accomplices in car for traffic violations. Porter failed to comply with officers instructions to cooperate.  Porter was eventually arrested and found to be carrying a load semi-auto gun.  Porter identified himself with a false name using false identification.  Officers eventually found that his name was possibly Santana Porter and search that name on the internet search engine Google.  The search revealed that Porter’s name and photograph was featured on the Fugitive Watch web site. They immediately recognized Porters photo and the information on the Fugitive Watch (web site www.fugitive.com) that he was wanted for Attempted Murder of a California Police Officer. Porter was booked for being a fugitive from justice and is now awaiting extradition back to California.

The San Leandro Police Department were seeking Santana Porter on a warrant charging him with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer.  Detective Tai Nguyen reports that on May 27th 2009 Porter and two accomplices allegedly robbed the Quick Stop Market located at 1001 MacArthur Blvd.  A passing off duty police officer observed the robbery in progress and called the police on his cell phone.  The officer followed the robbers when they fled the scene in their get away car to tell the 911 operators the  get away car description and direction of travel to responding police.  When Porter reached Harrison Street and Callan Avenue, Porter exited his car and set up an ambush for the off duty officer.  When the off duty officer turned the corner, Porter and his accomplice began shooting at the officer.  Fortunately the officer avoided being shot and Porter fled the scene. Responding police officers began chasing Porter.  Unfortunately, Porter was able to escape.  Porter was later identified and a photo of him and his accomplices was taken by a nearby red light camera. Porter last known address was in the 31000 block of  as  Burnham Way, Hayward.

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