Assistance from a citizen helped police apprehend a wanted felon who they say fled on a bicycle, according to a statement.
Los Banos police Officer Richard Mancera located 34-year-old Los Banos resident Abel Salinas on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. near the 100 block of West I Street. Salinas had an active felony no-bail warrant for his arrest, according to a police statement posted on Facebook.
Salinas fled from Mancera on a bicycle. But an alert citizen saw Salinas and directed officers toward him, “providing critical information,” according to the release.
Officers set up a perimeter, and Salinas eventually was captured by Sgt. Elias Reyes after a brief chase. Salinas was arrested for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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“Los Banos has some great residents and this is another example of police officers and the community working together to keep Los Banos safe,” the release states.
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