2 Detained after Selma Auto Incident on Floral Avenue
SELMA, CA (July 27, 2020) – Sunday morning, authorities arrested Mario Padilla and Miguel Hernandez-Salermon after crash on Floral Avenue.
The Selma Police revealed that one of them had a felony probation warrant. Meanwhile, the other person escaped from officers, hit one individual with their car, and later surrendered.
According to reports, officers stopped a vehicle with four occupants on Floral Avenue and Thompson Avenue about 1:30 a.m.
Chief Joe Gomez revealed that they identified one of the occupants as 25-year-old Mario Padilla of Fresno, who had a felony probation warrant.
After arresting Mario Padilla, they attempted to conduct a probation compliance check to the other occupants. However, as they removed one of the passengers, 25-year-old driver Miguel Hernandez-Salermon of Fresno started the car and escaped. Then, a passenger door hit an officer’s elbow, leaving him to suffer from pain.
The authorities attempted to follow the vehicle. However, they ended the chase due to public safety when the suspect vehicle approached Highway 99 from Floral Avenue.
Meanwhile, at about 2:00 a.m., a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle went off the freeway. Then, it fell down an embankment at Highway 99 and Manning Avenue. When the responding officers arrived, there was no one inside the vehicle.
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Furthermore, Miguel Hernandez-Salermon surrendered to authorities about 5:45 a.m.
The police took Hernandez-Salermon into custody and booked him into the Fresno County Jail. He received charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and felony reckless evasion from a peace officer in pursuit.
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