Photo: David Silva
The afternoon of September 14, 2020, a reckless vehicle on the 14000 block of Hanford Armona Road prompted the California Highway Patrol to request the assistance of the Kings County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were on their way to the location of the reckless vehicle when reports were received that the vehicle had collided in to a residence. When deputies arrived they were updated that the driver had ran from the car on foot and was on Cedar Street.
On Cedar Street, witnesses told deputies the suspect was in the front yard of a home on the 10900 block of Cedar Street. Though the residence was enclosed by a six-foot locked fence, it was chain link, allowing deputies to see a male on the front porch, frantically trying to get through the security screen door. A female voice from inside the house could be heard yelling, “He said he crashed his car!”
The male was given orders to come to the chain link fence but he ignored deputies and continued trying to find a way into the house. Wanting to stop him before he reached the inside of the home, the deputies jumped the fence and detained the suspect. Both suffered minor injuries as they jumped the fence; one on his leg, and the other suffered an injury to his finger as it was pinched between the fence and metal support pole.
The suspect was identified as 51-year old David Silva of Armona. He was arrested for driving under the influence, hit and run, and resisting or obstructing an officer. He was booked with bail set at $25,000.