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* Reynaldo Marte who escaped from custody at Highland Hospital in Oakland turned himself in

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A suspect who escaped from custody while he was being treated for injuries at Highland Hospital in Oakland turned himself in this morning, Alameda police said. Late last Tuesday, 26-year-old Reynaldo Marte, of Alameda, crashed his car into a traffic signal after leading police on a brief pursuit after they tried to pull him over when he allegedly ran a stop sign at Oak Street and Clement Avenue in Alameda.Police pursued Marte as he drove across the Park Street Bridge into Oakland on southbound Interstate 880. He crashed near 630 High St. shortly after the patrol sergeant called off the pursuit to avoid endangering other drivers, police spokesman Lt. Bill Scott said.When police tried to take Marte into custody, Scott said, he allegedly attempted to run away. Police quickly set up a perimeter and arrested him in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue in Oakland.Scott said Marte failed a field sobriety test and police also found a small amount of cocaine in his car.Officers took Marte to Highland Hospital to treat lacerations on his forehead. At 5:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, Marte “bolted” from the hospital while a nearby officer was speaking with a nurse, Scott said.Today, Scott said, Marte turned himself in.”We have found our wayward person,” he said. Scott said Marte will face charges of evading police, obstructing an officer, escape, drunken driving and possession of a controlled substance.

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  • I would like to get more information on what happened to Reynaldo Marte Jr. or as we know him JJ our nephew who we have to heard or seen for almost a year. Can you please provide me with what jail he was sent to so I can find out how his head injury is. He is the son of my brother who was murdered in 2004.
    Your responce is greatly appricated.

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