CAPTURED: Convicted burglar and car thief, Adam Cortez

The San Diego Fugitive Task Force arrested a man with a history of burglaries after a chase in the Clairemont area.  

27-year-old Adam Cortez was taken into custody Thursday morning. U.S. Marshals and members of the Fugitive Task Force tracked him to a home on Manitou Way, but when officers announced their presence, Cortez ran off, said Deputy U.S. Marshal John Poplawski.

Cortez ran into a home on Sauk Ave. about a block away. Deputies and officers surrounded the home, and Cortez surrendered around 11 a.m., Poplawski said.

Cortez had been wanted since January. The 27-year-old has served time for a number of crimes, including burglary, grand theft auto, and transportation of a controlled substance. 

Adam Cortez was featured on San Diego Fugitive of the Week two weeks ago. The segment, which is a partnership between San Diego 6 News and the San Diego Fugitive Task Force, airs Sunday nights during the 10 p.m. newscast.

The San Diego Fugitive Task Force makes more than 2,300 arrests every year. Viewers can provide tips on fugitives by calling (877) WANTED-2.

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