A man suspected of copper wire theft was taken into custody early Monday after he tried to punch an officer, Fresno police reported.
Sgt. Steve Crawford said officers were alerted by security at Chukchansi Park near Tulare and H streets that lights in a nearby alley were not working.
The officers contacted a man identified as Joshua Lockhart, 25, to ask if he was connected to the incident. Crawford said Lockhart first tried to walk away, then threw a punch at an officer’s face.
Lockhart was booked on charges of assault on an officer.