CHP: Driver carjacks vehicle with kids following crash in Fresno


FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — One person is under arrest after a CHP officers say he was seen driving erratically, running multiple stop signs, and crashing into multiple vehicles in a Fresno intersection – before carjacking another car in an attempt to escape.

Patrol officers say they began following the suspect vehicle on Tuesday around 12:00 noon in the area of Clark Street and Clinton Avenue in Fresno. The suspect vehicle then crashed into vehicles in the intersection of McKinley and Blackstone avenues, disabling the suspect vehicle.

Booking photo of Arturo Jose Sanchez provided by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the CHP, the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Arturo Jose Sanchez, then carjacked another vehicle and forced the driver to leave the scene of the crash, suggesting he had a weapon on him. There were also two children in the back of that vehicle. Officers were soon able to stop that vehicle and arrest Sanchez.

Officers add that there was a second and third person in the suspect vehicle when it crashed at McKinley and Blackstone avenues, but both fled the scene and have not been found.

Sanchez was the only person injured in the incident.

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