A man was arrested in southeast Fresno after he allegedly stole a black Dodge Durango on Friday night.
Fresno police Sgt. Paul Cervantes said police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. on the 2500 block of South Lind Avenue. Information gathered led them to the home of Orlando Gonzales, 33, on the 5200 block of East Wildflower Lane in southeast Fresno. Police said the stolen Durango was parked nearby.
Police entered the home after Orlando refused to come outside. Searching the home, police said they found a loaded handgun and loaded assault rifle with more ammunition under Gonzales’ bed. Several children inside the home, ranging in age from 8 to 14, exited safely when police arrived.
Cervantes said Gonzales is a known gang member and was arrested for allegedly stealing the vehicle, a parole warrant and forbeing a convicted felon in possession of two guns. A woman inside the home, Bibiana Gonzales, was also arrested for a felony warrant.
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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.