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A California man was arrested for lying to Fremont Police officers about his identity during a previous interaction -- a lie that was discovered when police learned the man was wanted in California.

Fremont police first had contact with the man, Gabriel Medina, 41, during an incident that occurred on March 22. Officers were dispatched to a report of a physical fight and disturbance at a residence on west Military Avenue.

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At the time, Medina gave the officers a different name and date of birth, and no arrests were made. It was only after that officers discovered Medina’s true identity and that he had an outstanding warrant for arrest in Calfornia.

On Wednesday, officers saw Medina and confirmed his identity, the Fremont Police Department said. He was arrested for the outstanding warrant and was also charged with criminal impersonation and false reporting.


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