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Officer Involved Shooting in Fresno: Knife Wielding Suspect Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 January 2017 15:12
FRESNO - Shortly before 5:45 AM Saturday morning, the Fresno Police department received a 911 call from a reporting party who stated that a unknown male dressed in shorts and wearing a "hoody" was standing in his front yard armed with a knife and was cursing.  This individual had also removed the screen from the front window and was "stabbing" at the neighbors dogs prior to walking away.

 

Several officers were dispatched to the area of Harvey and Warren and were circulating the area attempting to locate the suspect when one officer saw the suspect walking toward his vehicle.  The suspect was armed with a large knife with an 8 inch blade.  The officer stepped out of his vehicle and ordered the suspect several times to drop the knife, however the suspect began to rapidly advance toward the officer as one witness described as a trot.

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FPD Mounted Member Falls Off Police Horse and Sustains Injury Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:03
FRESNO - Late Wednesday morning North East patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department  were dispatched to a call of an injured mounted member at the mounted unit training facility located at Dakota and Sierra Vista Avenues. The call indicated the mounted patrol officer fell off of his horse and that he was having chest pains  and possibly a broken rib. EMS responded to the location code 3 and transported be sworn member to the Clovis Community Hospital.

The injured Mounted Unit member, a sworn veteran of of the agency with over 30 years of law enforcement experience, was riding the police horse with another Department member in the southern training field of the facility just east of Sierra Vista Avenue. The members just pulled the horses out of their facility and were warming them up in the training field.

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Suspect Attacks Family With Hammer and Crowbar and then Sets House on Fire Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:36
FRESNO - Late Tuesday morning Central officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to 1147 W. Lansing Way regarding an armed disturbance with a family member hitting other family members with a crowbar. Officers responded code three, lights and sirens activated, to the location. As officers were responding to the residence, dispatch provided an update that the suspect set the house on fire.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the house engulfed in flames with the suspect, Richard Garcia, 58 years, sitting on the front porch of the residence armed with a knife. Officers told Garcia to drop the knife which he did. He was then detained and during this period Garcia claimed he started the fire to kill "those people" but he would not say who he was talking about in the residence.
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Suspect Arrested for Kidnap and Attempted Bank Robbery Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:31
FRESNO - Early Tuesday morning North West patrol and traffic officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to the Educational Employees Credit Union, 3488 E. Shaw Avenue, regarding a call of a male holding a knife to an employees throat.

Officers arrived on scene within three minutes and could see the suspect, Jesse Anthony Flores, 32 years of age, holding the 54-year-old female victim at the front glass doors of the credit union. Flores moved the victim to the north side of the building and saw the officers approaching and released the victim.
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Uber & Lyft Poised to See Revenue Grow Ten-Fold in Next Decade Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 15:45

SAN FRANCISCO - The riding-share apps, led by Uber and Lyft, have their sights set on a $650 billion annual logistics and mobility market and could experience 10x revenue growth in the next decade and potentially disrupt several industries involved in human mobility, according to a new SharesPost research report on riding-sharing companies.

SharesPost's 68-page research report is the most comprehensive to date on the ride-sharing economy and includes a survey of 5,500 mobile phone users about their experiences using ride-sharing apps. The report also includes a firsthand account from SharesPost's Head of Research, Rohit Kulkarni, who got behind the wheel to learn firsthand about both the driver and consumer experience.

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