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Man arrested for illegally possessing gun, drugs and stolen truck

Aug 18, 2022, 12:06 PM | Updated: 12:16 pm
(Salt Lake City Police Department)...
(Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — A 24-year-old man was arrested overnight for allegedly driving a stolen truck and illegally possessing a gun and drugs in Salt Lake City.

According to officials with the Salt Lake City Police Department, Martin Olmedo was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on several charges, including:

  • Theft by receiving stolen property
  • Failure to stop at the command of a police officer
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a firearm by a restricted person

It all began at 2:23 a.m. Thursday when an SLCPD gang detective spotted someone driving a stolen truck into a motel parking lot near 800 W. North Temple.

Police said detectives walked up to the driver, later identified as Olmedo, to take him into custody but he ran.

“Detectives saw Olmedo take off a satchel and toss several items from his pockets,” read a Thursday morning press release from SLCPD.

After a short chase, detectives safely took Olmedo into custody. Police said they also recovered a gun, illegal drugs and the keys to the stolen truck.

“The drugs included suspected methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone pills and fentanyl,” the release stated.

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