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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17 Responses to Mammoth resident arrested on vehicle thefts, other charges

  1. Low Inyo February 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    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 it sounds like a good chance he is,what do you suggest,and where should we “send him ” ?

    • DEPORT February 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

      IDK…maybe like Tijuana

  2. DEPORT February 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm #

    one word: DEPORT!!!

  3. Low Inyo February 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

    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 our court system will surprise us with this one and do the right thing….

  4. sugarmags February 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    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 maybe become a productive member of society.

  5. Johnny Rotten February 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    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.

  6. Nes Lessman February 23, 2017 at 6:06 am #

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

    • Tinner February 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

      Maybe the judge reads these comments.

  7. Robert Miller February 22, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    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 February 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

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

  8. Earl Duran February 22, 2017 at 10:30 am #

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

  9. Nes Lessman February 22, 2017 at 5:50 am #

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

  10. Rick O'Brien February 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    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 February 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

      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 knife in the drawer….
      Not to mention, the pissed off OWNER !

  11. MK February 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

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

  12. Tinner February 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    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:

    1 count of 10851(A) VC- Vehicle Theft W/O Owners Consent [Felony] Bail: $20000
    1 count of 1203.2 PC Fel- Probation Violation [Felony] Bail: $0
    1 count of 496D(A) PC- Possess Stolen Vehicle/Vessel/Etc. [Felony] Bail: $0
    1 count of 496D(A) PC- Possess Stolen Vehicle/Vessel/Etc. [Felony] Bail: $0

    Total Bail: $20000

    Who set that bail, Jorge Ramos?

  13. Nes Lessman February 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    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!


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