Mammoth resident arrested on vehicle thefts, other charges

MLPD press release

Mammoth Lakes, CA – Javier Apodaca Sanchez, 23, of Mammoth Lakes was arrested Saturday, February 18, 2017, in connection with multiple stolen vehicles and serial burglaries.

A recent series of vehicle thefts and burglaries with similarities over a one-week period triggered an investigation by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, officers observed one of the stolen vehicles and identified the suspect as Javier Apodaca Sanchez. A vehicle pursuit followed with Sanchez attempting to evade officers, which led to a foot pursuit and his subsequent arrest. Officers were able to identify and recover three vehicles and a large amount of property.

Sanchez was transported to the Mono County Jail and is being held on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, and two counts of vehicle theft.

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Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

So,”DEPORT”…….do you feel any person ,whether American citizen or not,if he commits a crime,should he be sent back to the Country his ancestors came from ?….to make such a statement,I guess your not just going by skin-color,but have to know he’s in this Country illegally…if he’s in the Country legally,like… Read more »

DEPORT
DEPORT
5 years ago
Reply to  Low Inyo

IDK…maybe like Tijuana

DEPORT
DEPORT
5 years ago

one word: DEPORT!!!

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

sugarmags….yep,about all you can do….not some slap on the wrist with no penalty….not some long prison term….he’s gotta know he did wrong,and pay a price for that…..but also not something that will screw-up the rest of his life when seeking employment,maybe buying a house and having a family to support…..maybe… Read more »

sugarmags
sugarmags
5 years ago

I don’t know where Javi was born, but he’s as american as my (white) son who he went to school with in Mammoth for many years. He’s a product of mammoth and just like any ‘american’ kid, sometimes they go astray. Let’s get this kid punished appropriately and helped to… Read more »

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
5 years ago

If your first thought is to check to see if we can deport him because of his skin color, you are a racist. Simple as that. If he was white, would you be asking the same question? Maybe you should go back to Europe.

Nes Lessman
Nes Lessman
5 years ago

His bail has now been set at $170,000. That makes more sense.

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago
Reply to  Nes Lessman

Maybe the judge reads these comments.

Robert Miller
Robert Miller
5 years ago

Since the immigration issue is front and center national news I believe knowing if this person is a United States citizen is fair question. The public has the right to know.

T-Bone
T-Bone
5 years ago
Reply to  Robert Miller

Actually, no, it’s not a fair question. It is a racist question, though.

Earl Duran
Earl Duran
5 years ago

Maybe he should be deported, Was he born in the United States? These kind of questions are very relevant these days.

Nes Lessman
Nes Lessman
5 years ago

Charges and bail amount are on the Mono County Sheriff CrimeGraphics.com site.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
5 years ago

Sorry, but I missed the part where any bail amount was mentioned. And BTW…wasn’t today supposed to be sentencing day for the million dollar embezzler ?

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
5 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

How can anyone have the balls to steal a car in Mammoth…? You can drive through the entire town in about 10 minutes and every Mammoth PD officer, Mono deputy, Fish and Wildlife, Park Ranger,BLM officer, Probation Officer,Dog Catcher, ETC…is gonna be looking for that CAR ! Not the sharpest… Read more »

MK
MK
5 years ago

Lessman
How do you know that bail is only 20,000 and he was a repeat criminal? Nothing written here.

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago

Age: 23 Sex: Male Race: Hispanic/Latin/Mexican Height: 5′ 3″ Weight: 120 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Build: Average Complexion: Clear Booking Date: 02/18/2017 14:57 Arresting Agency: MLPD Arrest Date: 02/18/2017 Arrest Location: MAMMOTH LAKES Charges 1 count of 10851(A) VC- Vehicle Theft W/O Owners Consent [Felony] Bail: $20000 1 count of… Read more »

Nes Lessman
Nes Lessman
5 years ago

Several burglaries, several stolen cars, possession of stolen property, evading police and a probation violation and his bail is only $20,000!!! Prepare for another crime spree soon!