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A San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy’s patch. Courtesy of the department

Sheriff’s deputies arrested dozens of people, including a man who tried to flee, as part of a warrant sweep in  San Diego Saturday.

Deputies arrested 36 people on 40 misdemeanor warrants, three felony warrants and one infraction warrant, San Diego Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Chambers said.

One person was also released after being cited, while another was taken into custody for a probation violation.

One man ran from deputies when they tried to arrest him for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, Chambers said.

The man, identified as Timothy Sinclair, 25, of San Diego, was taken into custody shortly afterward and booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of his initial charge of violating a restraining order as well as an additional charge of resisting arrest.

The warrant sweep was funded by the Sheriff’s Warrant System Automation Trust Fund, which collects assessment fees from people who have violated a written promise to appear in court or otherwise fail to comply with a court order.

The Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at any of the department’s courts, Chambers said.

– City News Service