A man tried a home invasion and two carjackings before leading officers on a wild chase through east-central Fresno on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Sgt. Mark Hudson said the suspect, 30-year-old probationer Nakarath Singharath, was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine. He was booked into Fresno County Jail. Hudson said no one was hurt during the wild spree.
Hudson described the sequence of events:
About 2 p.m., Singharath drove his own car to a home on Norwich Avenue near Highway 168 and tried to force his way inside. The homeowner threw him out.
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Singharath drove about five blocks away to near the intersection of Holland and Laureen avenues where he pulled a woman out of her van. He drove the van to Floradora and Winery avenues where he attempted a second carjacking. After being chased off by bystanders, he got back in the van and drove off.
Officers spotted him on Chestnut Avenue at McKinley Avenue. Singharath sped off, hitting a bicyclist and another car before driving into a neighborhood south of Fresno Yosemite International Airport, where he jumped out of the van and led officers on a short chase before he was caught.