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Two men arrested after complaints about house

Fresno police arrested two men on suspicion of drug counts Thursday at a house across from Fresno City College after receiving several complaints about drug activity at the house.

Arrested were Kenneth Lee, 39, on suspicion of possession of rock cocaine for sale, resisting arrest and on a parole violation, and Johnny Beard, 25, on suspicion of possession of rock cocaine for sale. The suspects had been under investigation for several weeks, a police spokesman said.

Police serving a search warrant at the house on the 1500 block of East Cambridge Avenue said they found more than a half-ounce of rock cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia and an unknown amount of marijuana.

Crowd unruly after game

Police on horseback and on foot cleared a large crowd from the Sunnyside High School parking lot in southeast Fresno after a football game between Edison High School and Central High School on Friday night.

A Fresno police spokeswoman said some members of the crowd became unruly when they tried to re-enter the parking lot after the game and officers prevented them from returning.

A man with a gun was arrested nearby, but police do not know whether he had been a spectator at the game. The arrest took place at Kings Canyon Road and Lind Avenue.

A police officer used an electronic stun device on another person at the same location.

Truck hits power pole

Olive Avenue was blocked off between Sunnyside and Fowler avenues for a few hours after a pickup struck a power pole and downed power lines shortly before 6 a.m. Friday.

Pacific Gas & Electric crews responded to fix the downed lines, said Jeff Smith, utility spokesman. Power was restored later Friday morning to about 1,500 customers.

The driver of the truck, who was not identified, was not injured.

3 held in identity theft

Three Visalians were caught Thursday night with stolen mail, credit cards and checks, police reported.

According to a Visalia police report, officers making a traffic stop in downtown Visalia about 8:40 p.m. discovered mail, credit cards and checks belonging to more than 20 people.

Augustine Rivas, 22, Khamsy Ornpaeng, 23, and Oscar Hildalgo, 31, all of Visalia, were arrested and booked in Tulare County jail on various identity-theft counts.

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