Alert neighbors helped Ceres Police capture a man who was wanted by U.S. marshals on Tuesday afternoon, July 3.
At 3:39 p.m. several persons in the 1500 block of Hackett Road called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious man who jumped the fence into a yard and then into the backyard of a home on Soda Canyon Court. Another caller gave a detailed description of a man running through several yards and was initially believed to be a burglar.
While searching for the suspect on Graham Lane a resident yelled to officers that the man was in his backyard and had jumped the fence heading eastbound. Several officers responded and set up a perimeter when Officer Mike Vierra located him and held him at gunpoint near 1537 Inland Lane. Officer Eric Souza responded to assist in handcuffing Marcos Herrera, 37, who stated he was as a transient.
A records check through dispatch determined Herrera had a federal no-bail warrant for probation violation. Herrera told police he ran because the U.S. marshals were chasing him. While in route to the Public Safety Center, Ceres Police dispatchers received a call from the marshals who stated they were at an address on Caulfield Drive searching for Herrera and believed he had fled on foot from them. Dispatchers advised them that Herrera had been captured by Ceres Police.
Herrera was booked and turned over the U.S. marshals.