A Fresno man wanted for allegedly leading authorities on three high-speed chases since January was arrested Thursday in east-central Fresno, police said.
Sgt. Paul Cervantes said the arrest of Daniel Galaviz, 21, in the 4700 block of East McKinley Avenue was the result of a monthslong investigation by the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Galaviz led sheriff’s deputies on high-speed chases on Jan. 25 and Feb. 9, Cervantes said. Both pursuits were called off for safety reasons.
On Feb. 21, MAGEC officers attempted to stop Galaviz in southeast Fresno. Cervantes said Galaviz used a stolen car to lead them on another chase, which was also ended for safety reasons. Police located the car but not Galaviz.
Police caught Galaviz on Thursday with two other men, Jerry Salazar, 25, and Robert Piceno, 36. Both men were arrested on unrelated warrants. All three men were identified as Bulldog gang members.
Galaviz also had a felony warrant for violating his probation. He was sentenced to 28 months in state prison in March 2014 for felony evading police and possessing a stolen vehicle, but he was released early.
A stolen car was also found in the area. Police suspect Galaviz as the thief and are investigating, Cervantes said.