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Police arrest one of San Juan’s most wanted on domestic violence, other charges


By The Star Staff


The Puerto Rico Police Bureau announced Monday that in the early hours of Sunday, special operations agents from the bureau’s Intelligence and Arrests Division arrested José Lasanta Sánchez, 33, of San Juan, who was on the capital city’s list of the most wanted.


The arrest occurred at a business on Riaza Street in San Juan.


According to the police report, Lasanta Sánchez faced a $301,000 bail warrant issued by Judge Brenda Salas of the San Juan Court on multiple charges, including violations of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, attempted murder, violations of the Weapons Act and aggravated robbery. The events for which he was wanted occurred on April 21 of this year in a residential area of Hato Rey, where he allegedly physically assaulted his former partner.


Police said that during Lasanta Sánchez’s arrest, a pistol, six magazines, ammunition and an undisclosed sum of cash were seized from him. In addition, the case was consulted with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which assumed jurisdiction over the arrested man, who was admitted into the federal jail.

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