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American Canyon Police believe a man wanted on felony warrants slipped away from officers searching in a home on the 200 block of American Canyon Road on Tuesday morning.

An officer noticed the man, who looked similar to someone who has drug and weapons related warrants out for his arrest, near a mobile home in American Canyon about 7:40 a.m., police said.

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When the man saw the officer, he headed toward the back of the home. When police learned that the home was supposed to be vacant, officers surrounded it. They cleared the inside of the home with help of a K9 officer and found it to be empty. 

Police believe that the man slipped out of the perimeter before enough officers had arrived to surround the home.

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Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC.