Do you know this man? City of Fresno staff say he’s caused thousands in damage to local neighborhood


The city of Fresno is asking the public to help identify a man.

The man is accused of destroying city property along the median of Emerson Avenue between Marks and Hughes in Fresno.

City staff says the man who rides a bicycle is breaking sprinklers, just so he can create his own racetrack.

Felix Morales lives nearby and says, “He usually has a drag of some kind. You never know what he’s going to come out with next.”

Morales says the guy spends hours riding on the grass until he kills it.

City staff say when that doesn’t happen fast enough, he will light it on fire to burn and kill it.

Residents say he uses pieces of wood and creates ramps, but then leaves all kinds of trash behind.

Salvador Telles also lives in the neighborhood.

Telles says, “He also has something on the wheels and it makes sparks. I’m worried that the sparks will make a fire. You see in the neighborhoods lots of dry grass.”

The city of Fresno says so far, he’s created $5,000 in damages.

Scott Mozier is the Director of the Fresno Public Works Department.

Mozier says, “This has been a real eyesore for the community. He has destroyed sprinklers and eliminated turf in the medium.”

The city of Fresno released a picture of the man, that a neighbor posted on the Fresgo app.

City staff hopes someone in the community knows him.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000 or report it to the city of Fresno at 3-1-1.

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