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Posted on: August 6, 2009


DATE OF INCIDENT: August 5, 2009
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 100-Block of Beach Road
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Eddie Anderson

DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Rick Janicki, Lieutenant/PIO

On August 5, 2009 at 2151 hours, a Marina Officer was on routine patrol in the 100-Block of
Beach Road. The Officer, who is very familiar with his assigned area, noticed a conversion van
parked in a large parking lot. Because he did not recognize the van a registration check was
conducted. It was then that he learned that the van was stolen from the City of Sunnyvale.
Additional Marina Officers quickly responded for assistance and a High Risk Felony Car Stop
was initiated. While attempting to remove the unknown occupants from the vehicle, an adult
male exited the passenger side of the vehicle and fled from the scene on foot. Because of the
direction that the suspect ran, two of the officers that were on scene were able to safely pursue
the fleeing suspect. Shortly after, he was captured and arrested. An adult female was also
removed from the vehicle.
The adult male was identified as Justin Hardin (DOB 7-15-76). Hardin was booked into the
Monterey County Jail for Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and for his Violation
of Parole.
The adult female was identified as Karen Martinez (DOB 9-30-74). Martinez was found to be in
Possession of a Controlled Substance and was also booked into the Monterey County Jail.

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