Crashed car and attempt to flee the scene results in arrest, police say


CLOVIS, California (KSEE) – A man who police say caused a crash, and then ran through a neighborhood to try and get away, is now under arrest.

According to Clovis Police, the incident began when officers attempted to pull over the driver of a speeding sedan Tuesday afternoon. The chase was called off for safety reasons, but the driver later crashed into a pickup truck.

However, officers say the suspect still tried to elude them.

“He went over several fences, through several backyards,” said Lt. Jim Munro. “We were able to get a quick perimeter up. He was able to be located fairly quickly with the assistance of Fresno Police Department Sky 1 helicopter.”

Police have identified the suspect as 44-year-old Joseph Cancimilla, who is facing several felony charges.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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