Fresno County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men on stolen vehicle, drug and weapons charges after an overnight pursuit that began in the Mayfair District.
Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti identified the pair as Michael Samanc, 23, and Desean Eades, 28.
Botti said a deputy saw the men in a stolen Toyota pickup truck near Cedar and Harvard avenues about 12:45 a.m. When the deputy tried to stop the truck, Samanc, who was driving, sped away.
He led deputies and a law enforcement helicopter on a chase that ended at Willow and Nevada avenues, where he crashed the pickup, Botti said.
Both suspects ran from the truck. A police dog subdued Samanc, who was taken into custody. Eades, who was hiding under a car in a junkyard, surrendered a short time later.
Inside the truck, deputies found a loaded sawed-off shotgun, methamphetamine, marijuana and burglary tools, Botti said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.