A man who was wanted on a felony probation violation and was a suspect in several cases but had fled from police numerous times in recent weeks has been arrested in Fremont with the help of a drone and a police K-9, authorities said.
At about 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Fremont police patrol officers responded to the 4800 block of Piper Street after they received a report that a man who was armed with a firearm was involved in an argument but by the time officers arrived the man had left, according to police. Several residents in the area told authorities that the man was running through yards and jumping fences while still armed with the gun so additional officers, who used a K-9 trailing dog, responded to the area to help conduct yard searches, police said.
As a precautionary measure, three schools in the area were placed on lockdown. Police said officers were able to identify the suspect as 31-year-old Marquise McClinton of Fremont but he was able to evade officers. Authorities said McClinton was wanted on a felony probation violation warrant for possession of a firearm and was also a suspect in several recent cases in Fremont and Pleasanton in which he had fled from law enforcement.
Police said that on Jan. 9 McClinton allegedly fled from Pleasanton police in a vehicle and on Feb. 21 he allegedly fled from officers who attempted to stop him at the Fremont Hub shopping center. Authorities also said that on March 16 McClinton allegedly fled from a home on Ogden Drive in Fremont when officers tried to locate him and on March 27 he allegedly fled from officers during a vehicle stop near Chapel Way and Bay Street.
Fremont police said that at about 10 p.m. on Monday members of their street crimes unit located McClinton at an address in the 4200 block of Ogden Drive. They said patrol officers, several K-9 teams, and a Fremont Fire Department drone responded to serve the warrant but McClinton immediately fled out of the back of the home. Police said the drone was able to track McClinton’s movements until officers made contact with him. McClinton fought with officers but a police K-9 detained him and patrol officers took him into custody, according to police.
McClinton was booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and has been charged with two counts of resisting arrest, a felony probation violation, and two misdemeanor probation violations, police said. However, the gun he allegedly possessed has not been located. Fremont police said they are also coordinating with the Pleasanton Police Department on their investigation into the Jan 9 incident.
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