Domestic leads to car chase and capture with possession of marijuana

Around 1pm on March 31, 2019, Hazleton Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Diamond Avenue on a report that an actor Torres of a domestic, last evening involving a simple assault had returned to the location.

Upon arrival, Hazleton Officers observed a female victim who was standing on the south side of Diamond Avenue. Upon the officers making contact with the female victim, information was received that the individual from last evening identified as Angel Torres 28YOA of Hazleton, was in a blue Kia parked in front of the residence.

Officers ordered Torres out of the vehicle, at which time Torres started the vehicle and began to drive west on Diamond Avenue at a high rate of speed, ignoring Officers verbal and visual commands to stop.

Officers attempted to pursue the vehicle, but due to the high rate of speed they lost the vehicle in the area of 1st Street and Hayes Street.

Hazleton Officers returned and further investigation revealed Torres had left the residence with a bag containing a large amount of marijuana. While Officers were on scene, other Hazleton Officers searched the area and located the vehicle parked in front of 646 Arthur Street.

Contact was made at the location with an uninvolved female, who advised that Torres was at her apartment yesterday and denied that Torres was inside the location presently. The individual consented and granted Police permission to check the apartment, at which time Torres was located hiding in the attic of the location.

A blue backpack was located next to Torres and contained 239 grams of marijuana.

Torres was taken into custody and charged with PWI, Fleeing and Eluding and several other summary traffic offensives.

The vehicle a 2013 KIA bearing PA registration was towed by Paul’s Towing and in NOT releasable.

Torres was processed on the PWI charges from the events today, as well as last evenings charges of Simple Assault and Harassment.

Torres was also served with an Emergency PFA obtained.

Torres will be arraigned and transported to LCCF.

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