Police arrested a wanted parolee Friday night in northwest Fresno after he threatened and assaulted a female officer while high on meth.
The incident began when a Northwest District patrol officer responded to calls at a shopping center near Herndon and Milburn avenues concerning a purse theft, Fresno police Sgt. Chris Serrano said. The officer approached a man in the area suspected of stealing the purse, who became increasingly confrontational. The officer called for emergency backup when she suspected the man was high on methamphetamines.
The suspect reached for an object tucked under his waistband and continued to threaten the officer, who use a stun gun on the man twice after he punched and grabbed her.
With the help of other officers, Albert Olivarria, 44, was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail on multiple felony charges. The officer was treated for minor injuries at Community Regional Medical Center.