WOMAN FLEES FROM STOLEN VEHICLE AND IS QUICKLY APPREHENDED

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MERCED, CA – At approximately 11:21 a.m. today, officers with the Merced PD stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of E. 12th Street.  The passenger stayed in the vehicle as the driver took off running in the direction of the old hospital on E. 13th Street.

The driver was located at 11:31 a.m. in an apartment complex on E. 12th Street and was identified as 30-year-old Jessica Howeth. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen and she was booked into the county jail.

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