A police chase involving a helicopter early Friday in northwest Fresno resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old man after police said they found a loaded revolver hidden inside a fuse panel under the dashboard of his silver Lexus.
Bernard Hicks of Fresno was arrested after police received a report just after 1 a.m. of a reckless driver traveling westbound on Shaw Avenue at West Avenue.
Police quickly caught up to Hicks, who pulled over. Police said he wasn’t intoxicated but that he had a warrant for his arrest for allegedly possessing a concealed gun. After placing him under arrest, police also found the illegally hidden loaded revolver in a panel near the emergency brake pedal. He was later booked into Fresno County Jail.