A man acting irrationally and speaking nonsense was arrested on Alondra Drive on Monday evening, June 4, after he was found with drugs.
At 11:51 p.m., Sgt. Vince Hooper was dispatched to the 3500 block of Alexis Drive for a report of a suspicious man. The suspect, Rashaad Franco, 30, of Modesto, was spotted walking westbound on Alondra Drive. Sgt. Hooper said he was acting bizarre and not making much sense when interviewed. Franco told Sgt. Hooper he was nervous, but couldn’t explain why. A records check detailed that Franco had a possible felony warrant issued by San Joaquin County for violation of post release correctional supervision (PRCS). Franco placed his hands behind his back as if to conceal something and refused commands to show his hands.
Sgt. Hooper reached for Franco’s arm but Franco pulled away and started running while manipulating something in his hands as he was running. Sgt. Hooper gave chase and saw Franco throw several pieces of a crystal substance into the roadway. Sgt. Hooper ordered Franco to stop and show his hands at which time he complied and went down to the ground as instructed. Franco was arrested.
Several pieces of crystalline substance were located in the street. Samples of the substances tested positive for methamphetamine.
Franco was transported and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center for possession of a controlled substance and the warrant for his arrest.