Fresno authorities tase wanted felon

FRESNO – A little kicking and screaming didn’t prevent the arrests Tuesday evening of a female juvenile and the wanted felon sheriff’s deputies found inside her home.

Wanted Felon Arrested After Tip from CrimeStoppers

The felon, identified as 18-year-old Marcelino Garcia of Fresno, was wanted on felony warrants for drugs and weapon violations. According to Fresno County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Chris Curtice, a phone call from a nearby residence led authorities to a home in the 3500 block of South Cherry Avenue, which is next to Highway 41 in Southwest Fresno. The tip to authorities indicated that Garcia was hiding inside that home.

Once deputies arrived, they found that the front door was shut, which led them to the back door. That was where they saw the female juvenile walk out of the house heading to some outbuildings at the rear of the property. Authorities say she was arrested because of her aggressive response toward them once they made contact with her.

“She turned and tried to strike one of them, resulting in her immediate arrest,” Curtice said. “Even as she was handcuffed, the juvenile continued to try and kick the deputies while on the ground.”
While deputies apprehended the female, whose age or name was not revealed, Garcia exited one of the outbuildings and began to yell at the deputies. Curtice said Garcia ignored deputies’ commands and also acted out aggressively.

“Garcia was ordered to get on the ground but refused and advanced on the deputies,” Curtice said. “After refusing several commands, Garcia was taken into custody with the use of a taser.”

Garcia was later booked into Fresno County jail on the outstanding warrant and for resisting arrest. The female was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center in Fresno County, where she was also booked for resisting arrest.

Fresno authorities tase wanted felon was last modified: January 10th, 2019 by admin
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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous 13 April, 2012, 08:52

    HAHAHAHA!! Its funny how people can say something and its all believed. This is all BS!! It’s all a freakinn’ lie!

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  2. ray martinez
    ray martinez 13 April, 2012, 16:25

    just because cops can say and do whatever they want because they have authority but police brutality is rampant and commonly abused…..many innocent victims fall in their hands. The victim has no voice against these brutes. Yes they are here to protect, but they take their role as they see fit. In this case it was the victim who had to succumb because no matter what she said… was her word against theirs and they made it very clear that she had no voice.

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