SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An anonymous tip helped police track down and arrest a wanted fugitive in San Rafael on Monday afternoon, according to police.

Foy Chandler, 44, a resident of Washington state, was arrested at about 4 p.m. at the San Rafael Yacht Harbor at 557 E. Francisco Blvd.

San Rafael police said Chandler had been on the run from the U.S. Marshals Service since early February.

Police said an anonymous tip led detectives to Chandler’s motor home at the harbor.

Chandler initially lied to police about his identity, but soon confessed that he was on parole, police said.

Officers located Chandler’s identification and discovered he was a wanted fugitive.

According to San Rafael police, Chandler was on federal probation in Washington for weapon offenses.

Upon searching the suspect, police located about a gram of methamphetamine in the suspect’s pants.

A search of Chandler’s motor home revealed a loaded short-barreled shotgun and more than 57 grams of methamphetamine, as well as evidence of drug sales, police said.

The street value of the methamphetamine is about $5,700, according to police.

Chandler was arrested for felony possession of narcotics with intent to sell, felony possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon and felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun, police said.

Chandler was booked into Marin County Jail and was being held without bail.


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