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Manslaughter Parolee Found With Stolen Car, Police Say

A Thousand Palms man who police say is on parole for a manslaughter conviction is in jail after Palm Springs Police say he was found with a stolen vehicle.

Officers arrested 36-year-old Peter Maraz after a short foot pursuit.

Police say they received a call around 9 PM Tuesday night of a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of South Palm Canyon.

Officers say the vehicle was reported stolen after running a check on the license plate.

When police arrived on scene, Meraz fled on foot, but was found a short time later hiding under a vehicle in a nearby parking lot.

Meraz was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and parole violation.

He is being held in the Palm Springs Jail without bail.

KESQ News Team

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