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* Mitchell Valdez Salinas man arrested for vehicle theft and burglary following pursuit

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A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vehicle theft following a short pursuit in Salinas Tuesday morning, police said.Officers responded to the 100 block of Casentini Street at about 3:45 a.m. on reports of a vehicle burglary in progress at an apartment complex, police said.Arriving officers were told by a witness that the suspect was leaving in a small compact vehicle. Officers spotted Mitchell Valdez driving away in a compact Honda, police said.Valdez did not stop and officers followed him to a dead-end at Commission Street, where he was taken into custody, according to police.He was booked into the Monterey County jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, parole violation and charges stemming from the vehicle pursuit, police said.

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