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Tempe Police: Man leads officers on bike chase through neighborhood

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The Tempe Police station, which is located on Fifth Avenue near College Avenue. 

A Tempe man was arrested Oct. 9 on the 3000 block of South Beck Avenue on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs, having drug paraphernalia, false reporting to law enforcement, trespassing in the 1st degree, delaying an investigation and having an outstanding warrant, according to a police report. 

The man was riding his bicycle against the flow of traffic and started riding away from police, according to the report. 

Officers followed the man down an alley on Beck Avenue, police reported. He then jumped over a backyard fence and started running through it to the front yard, police reported

The man was eventually detained and police found a baggie full of methamphetamine next to him, according to the report. 

When officers asked the man for his name, he gave them a false name. The man refused to give officers his full name, police reported. 

While in the back of a police patrol car, the man gave his real name, according to the report. 

During a records check, it was found that the man had a warrant out for his arrest, police reported. 

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, according to the report.

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