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Sheriff Seeks Wanted Man In O'Neals

O’NEALS – Madera County Sheriff John Anderson is asking for the public’s help to locate 38-year-old Pasquale Desantis, who reportedly resides in Fresno and Madera County. He is wanted on numerous felony charges in both counties.

Detectives just completed serving a search warrant at his hone located on Road 200 in O’Neals, to recover property, which included a large collection of stolen vehicles.Since May, law enforcement officials, from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and the Fresno California Highway Patrol H.E.A.T Team, have been working together on a vehicle theft ring case after deputies discovered a vast collection of vehicles and other personal property during an unrelated criminal investigation.

A little over a month ago, the Sheriff’s Office received two separate complaints of women being held against their will on the suspects’ property in O’Neal’s.

Numerous attempts to contact Desantis failed. However deputies were able to determine the property found stored on the O’Neal’s land was stolen – much of it from the Fresno area.

With search warrant in hand, sheriff’s deputies, along with Fresno authorities, returned to the residence on Tuesday, June 11, to recover the stolen goods, and take Desantis into custody. Deputies were unable to locate him.

Sheriff Anderson believes Pasquale Desantis could be somewhere in the counties of Madera, Fresno, or possibly Mariposa.

Apart from numerous felony warrants issued for his arrest in Fresno, Pasquale Desantis is also a suspect in four separate Madera County cases. They include:

1. False Imprisonment and Threaten Crime with Intent

2. Domestic Violence and Threaten Crime with Intent

3. Receiving known stolen property

4. False Imprisonment, Threaten Crime with Intent, Robbery and Weapons charges

Desantis is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or CRIME STOPPERS at 498-STOP.

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