Deputy Injured

Deputy Injured

Deputy Injured During Struggle With Burglary Suspect.
Sanger man arrested for attempting to burglarize a home in west Fresno. Arrested was 19 year old Matthew Adam Lopez.

Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a call of a possible burglary in-progress in the 4500 block of W Olive Ave. While on the phone with  dispatch, the caller stated she could hear the suspect attempting to break in through a side door.

When the first deputy confronted Lopez who was still trying to break into the home Lopez refused to stop and a began to fight. While the Deputy and Lopez were fighting on the ground, the victim continued to talk to dispatch giving details of what was happening.

The deputy was able to get Lopez under control and hold him down until assisting units arrived. Lopez was then arrested.

Lopez was arrested on charges of residential burglary, battery on a peace officer, attempting to remove a firearm from a peace officer, resisting arrest, and possession of burglary tools. He was later booked into the Fresno County Jail, but not before being treated at Community Regional Medical Center for injuries he received during the incident.

The deputy received facial lacerations and was treated and released at another hospital.


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