A Chandler man was initially contacted by officers for having a dog off a leash but ended the day with an arrest in connection with identity theft and two failed escape attempts from a hospital, according to court documents.
Police arrested Miguel Alvarez, who is in his early 40s, in connection with a dog off a leash in the 440 block of North Arizona Avenue on Wednesday, according to the documents. Alvarez told the police his last name was Gutzman and officers later found a license with that name, police said.
But a check of the name and address on his license showed a picture of a 66-year-old man instead of Alvarez. He was arrested in connection with identity theft-forgery, possession of a forged instrument, offering a forged instrument and providing false information to police.
Alvarez was taken to a hospital for unclear reasons, according to the document. He attempted to escape twice and told police that he wanted to run away, police said.