Dozens of law enforcement officers, including the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and Clovis SWAT team, responded to the scene of a stand-off west of Fresno after a man who broke into a home threatened deputies, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.
Botti said Chanley Un, 37, of Fresno was arrested around 7:15 p.m. after officers sent in robots with cameras to locate which room of the house he was in and then used tear gas. He gave up and was arrested without incident.
Botti said Un is a convicted felon with a past burglary charge who had an active warrant out for his arrest.
According to police, around 2 p.m. construction workers arrived at the home in the 2100 block of South Rolinda Avenue to begin work and found a man hiding in the closet. The workers argued with the man, who then ran to a neighbor’s house, broke a window and climbed in.
Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies were called in with a K-9 unit but were met with resistance at the door. Botti said the man told officers not to come in because he was armed and would shoot them. According to police, the homeowner says there are guns in the home that the man could have gotten access to.
Police were able to use tear gas and make phone contact with the man, but Botti said he was very deliberate and again told officers, “Don’t come in here, I’ll shoot and kill you.”