On September 3rd, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Merced Police officers were dispatched to the Homeless Shelter located at 317 East 15th Street for a disturbance call.
Responding officers were also advised the transient was possibly breaking windows of a van at the shelter.
An officer arrived in the area of East 15th and “G” streets and located the responsible.
The officer tried to make contact with the suspect and he leg-bailed.
The Officer continued to chase him along the railroad tracks with his police cruiser between 15th and 16th Streets.
The suspect then allegedly picked up a rock and threw it at the officer’s patrol vehicle windshield
The suspect continued to run towards 16th Street, a second police unit spotted him crossing 16th and “H” streets, he continued to run through an alley towards H&W Drive-In.
The suspect was immediately taken into custody at H&W Drive-In.
Stay tuned for his mugshot photo soon.