Bail reduced for accused bank robber
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Dec 17, 2013 | 5639 views | 6 6 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Suspected bank robber caught
Police officers hold Jaime Frutos, 20, who is suspected of robbing Bank of Stockton, 1175 N. Tracy Blvd., on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Frutos was being held for identification by a witness after a crash ended a short car chase with Tracy Police Department officers.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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MANTECA – A Los Banos man accused of robbing Bank of Stockton on Dec. 10 had his bail reduced during his arraignment in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Jamie Cortes Frutos, 20, is charged with robbery, evading police and making threats to cause great bodily injury.

During the arraignment, Judge Clark Sueyres appointed public defender Robert Remlinger to represent Frutos.

Remlinger talked to Frutos briefly inside the courtroom and then asked Sueyres to consider releasing Frutos on his own recognizance if he promised to make all of his court appearances.

Sueyres denied the request after Deputy District Attorney Ron Indran objected.

Indran told the judge Frutos was accused of threatening a teller and robbing Bank of Stockton, 1175 N. Tracy Blvd., and then leading police on a chase that ended in a crash at Kelly School, 535 Mabel Josephine Drive.

“He demonstrated he is a danger to society,” Indran said.

Sueyres said Frutos was facing “serious charges,” but he felt reducing his bail was justified because Frutos had no criminal record.

Bail was reduced from $285,000 to $50,000. Frutos remains in custody in San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

Sueyres continued Frutos’ arraignment to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Manteca court.

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December 19, 2013
Maybe he is a special needs child/man. That happens.

You can't see it. All of you with your hang man mentality. Reminds me of Judge Agbuyani. I have no idea who this robber is. I don't see a criminal. Back in the day, Witch hunts were started with this mentality. If he robbed a 7-11, He would probably rape the slurpy machine with explosives. Give me a break. This is why people say Tracy is full of a bunch of "Backwoods" citizens.
December 19, 2013
I think after demanding money, threatening the clerk, making a scene, If the clerk said No! He would have just gone away. Never try it again.

Say DANG! or something. Always thought bank robberies were federal.
December 18, 2013
Being in jail has had a serious impact on his livelihood. I'm sure if there is a 7-11 around the jail somewhere he could make bail quicker.
December 18, 2013
Absolutely ridiculous!!!!!! This is EXACTLY why people put justice in their own hands and do not trust the "law".
December 17, 2013

Sueyres said Frutos was facing “serious charges,” but he felt the bail reduction was justified due to his lack of a prior criminal record.

December 17, 2013
There's your court system in action San Joaquin County. Use a gun-go to your room! Next mommy and daddy will tell him the court also ordered him to bed without supper.

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