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Imperial police arrest man for alleged robbery after scuffle

June 28, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA

Staff Writer

IMPERIAL — Police here arrested a man suspected of breaking into a residence and stealing a motorcycle; then had to re-arrest him after the man escaped from the Police Department.

In the process, police scuffled with the man, Randy McDade, whose age and residence were unavailable, as he tried to elude officers.

Neither the officers nor McDade were injured during the scuffle, which occurred Wednesday.

Imperial Police Investigator Shawn Acuña said police received a report on Tuesday of a burglary in a residence in the 300 block of Winchester Lane.

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Acuña alleged the suspect, later identified as McDade, broke into a garage through a window. He reportedly stole a motorcycle and some other property.

A witness reportedly saw McDade leaving with the motorcycle and identified McDade as the suspect.

Investigators went to McDade's residence Tuesday evening to look for him and search for the missing items. At the residence, police found the motorcycle and the items but not McDade.

On Wednesday, police went to his residence again and found him, and at that time he was arrested. While officers were filing paper work at the Police Department, McDade was able to escape.

Acuña said McDade fled the department after he asked if he could make a phone call.

He was found about 30 minutes later when a call came into the department about a man hiding in the back yard of a residence. It turned out to be McDade.

While police were trying to arrest him again, they engaged in a minor scuffle. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, auto theft, possession of stolen property, evading/escaping custody and battery on a peace officer.

McDade remained in county jail this morning with his bail set at $25,000.

>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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