Three men arrested following burglary and pursuit in Kingsburg
KINGSBURG, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) —
Three men are now facing some serious charges following a hot prowl burglary and vehicle pursuit in Kingsburg, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say, Lorenzo Herrera, 19, Morgan Bray, 19, and Baldemar Ambriz, 20 are all facing felony burglary charges and Herrera is facing an assault on an officer charge.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the three men used a baseball bat to smash the glass door of a home located near the intersection of S. Zediker Ave. and E. Kamm Ave., Wednesday morning.
The woman who was inside at the time called her husband and then ran to a nearby business to call 911.
Deputies say the husband arrived home before law enforcement showed up and confronted the three crooks, who then fled in their pick-up truck.
A CHP officer who was in the area saw the suspects' truck and a pursuit began.
After about six miles the suspects' stopped near Manning and Smith Avenues when their truck got stuck in a dirt field.
Deputies say people that were nearby helped detain the driver, Baldemar Ambriz, while Herrera and Bray ran from the truck.
A CHP officer confronted Herrera and as he pointed his handgun at him, Herrera pointed a .22 caliber rifle at the officer. Assisting CHP officers approached seconds later and Herrera gave up. He was taken into custody without any problem. CHP officers searching for Bray found him and took him into custody as well.
Deputies and officers searched the suspects’ pickup and found a shotgun, cash and jewelry that were stolen from the home they broke into just before the pursuit.
Anyone with additional information on the suspects involved in this case is asked to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.