Arbinder Pannu, 33, of Ceres, racked up some serious charges for running away from police Friday evening over an out-of-state infraction warrant, a relatively minor thing.
Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry said Pannu stated that he ran because he believed he had warrants for his arrest.
The incident unfolded at 9:17 p.m. when an officer rolled up on a suspicious vehicle stopped on Eastgate Boulevard. When Pannu saw the patrol car he sped away. The officer gave chase and followed the car until it pulled into the driveway at 2636 Attika Street. Pannu bolted from the car and jumped over a sideyard fence and entered the house through the garage door.
Police made contact with the residents who knew Pannu but were "less than cooperative," said Lt. Perry. Officers searched the house and discovered that Pannu was hiding in the attic above the second story. He complied with orders to surrender.
Pannu was charged with drunken driving, reckless driving and resisting arrest.