Fresno ID theft suspects arrested after chase; fiery crash

Identity theft suspects Phillip Paul Marquez, 31, and Adriana Nichole Trevino, 24 (Fresno County Sheriff's Department)

August 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two suspected identity thieves after a chase through Fresno and Fowler.

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the pursuit started about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Van Ness and Rialto in the Old Fig Garden area of Fresno.

Deputies said they saw three suspicious people a vehicle. When they tried to approach the car, the driver sped off leading deputies on a 25 minute chase from Old Fig Garden area, to Fowler, and then back to Southeast Fresno.

Deputies said the three suspects left the car in drive and fled on foot at an apartment complex on the southeast corner of Argyle and Tulare Street. The car then rolled into three parked cars and the engine caught fire. One of the deputies used his patrol car to push the burning car into the middle of the roadway to prevent the other vehicles from catching fire.

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Phillip Paul Marquez and 24-year-old Adriana Nichole Trevino. The third suspect ran away.

Deputies say they found mail, and washed checks in the car that included addresses from throughout Fresno and the Old Fig Garden area.

Marquez was arrested on charges of felony evading, reckless driving, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, forgery, and a parole warrant. Trevino was arrested on charges of resisting arrest.