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Man arrested for siphoning diesel from semi truck

Aug 25, 2023

A man was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night after he was caught siphoning diesel fuel from a tractor trailer.

The incident happened at 8:40 p.m. on February 22nd in the 9000 block of Rancho Park Court in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

According to KTLA 5, police were called to the scene on reports of a person allegedly stealing diesel fuel. When police arrived, the suspect led them on a short pursuit, but he was quickly apprehended near the intersection of Hellman Avenue and 8th Street.

The man, 33-year-old Martin Coronado, was found to have siphoned fuel from a semi truck, and was in possession of two 330-gallon plastic tanks, siphoning hoses and an electric pump in his van. Police also found multiple burglary tools and a glass methamphetamine pipe.

Coronado was booked on grand theft, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and drug charges, and is being held on $30,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Sheriff's Department Rancho Cucamonga Police Station at 909-477-2800.