A man with warrants was apprehended by the Kings County Sheriff’s Office in Hanford, California, with the assistance of a K-9 and helicopter pursuit. The incident took place on August 18, when deputies responded to a residence on Lacey Boulevard to investigate a suspect with an outstanding warrant.
The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Vidal Lozano Jr., was reportedly located in the backyard of the residence. Upon the arrival of the authorities, Lozano attempted to escape and ran towards a nearby orchard. However, he was soon detected and tracked by the Kings County Air Support Unit (Air1). The helicopter reported that Lozano had concealed himself under trees and changed his shirt from red to white.
In an attempt to evade capture, Lozano climbed up a tree to hide. While the authorities established a perimeter, a K-9 named Willie was deployed. Once K-9 Willie indicated his presence, Lozano surrendered.
Further investigations revealed that Lozano had a no-bail parole warrant and a Kings County warrant with a $5,000 bail for possession of a controlled substance. He had previously been sentenced to four years in prison in 2021 for domestic violence and had a history of convictions for domestic violence incidents, false imprisonment, resisting arrest, DUI, and vandalism.
Consequently, Vidal Lozano Jr. was booked on charges of resisting arrest, his $5,000 Kings County warrant, and the no-bail parole warrant.
Source: Kings County Sheriff’s Office