Parolee Who Eluded Cops Arrested After Tip from Resident

Gary Lee Fowler was arrested on charges he stole six rental cars.

A parolee who escaped from Roseville Police after a chase through a residential neighborhood last week has been arrested, authorities say.

Gary Lee Fowler, 43, was arrested by Citrus Heights Police Saturday morning after a resident spotted him near a park in Citrus Heights near Roseville Road and Outlook Drive, according to a press release from the Roseville Police Department. 

Fowler is suspected of stealing six cars from a rental agency on Jan. 27, then leading police on a pursuit through a residential neighborhood two days later. Fowler was also able to elude police during an earlier search near Center High School in Antelope, police say. Roseville Police have already arrested a 31-year-old woman from Citrus Heights suspected of working with Fowler to steal the cars, according to the press release.

Megan Jae Collins, 31, was arrested Jan. 28 on charges of vehicle theft, methamphetamine possession and other charges. She was released from jail after posting a $25,000 bond.

"This is a good example of our local law enforcement agencies working with each other and the community to stop crime," the Roseville Police Department said in the press release. "We're grateful for the citizen who called in the tip, the news media for spreading the word, and the Citrus Heights Police Department for making the arrest. Roseville detectives will recommend the citizen receive a cash reward from Roseville Crime Stoppers."


Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified the police agency that arrested Fowler's alleged accomplice. She was arrested by the Roseville Police Department. Patch regrets the error.


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