DATE OF EVENT: 08/30/2016
TYPE OF EVENT: Possible Fight
LOCATION: 831 N. Norma St.
SUSPECT ARRESTED: SIMON, TRUMAN
CHARGES: PC 69, PC 148(a)(1), PC 273.6, PC 2056, PC 979 x2
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
At about 12:08 hours, on August 30, 2016, Officers responded to 831 N. Norma St. in regards to subjects heard yelling in building #5. Upon arrival Officers heard a male and female yelling along with banging coming from apartment #C1 in building #5. When Officers knocked on the front door a female subject answered the door and directed Officers to the back of the apartment. Before Officers could make contact, an Officer outside advised the male subject exited the rear window of the apartment and began running. Officers recognized the male subject as Truman Simon, and had prior knowledge that he was restrained from the apartment due to domestic violence. Officers were also aware of two active warrants for Simon’s arrest. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit chasing Simon south through an alley way towards W. Felspar Ave. As Simon was running from Officers he jumped a block wall and entered the back yard of a residence located on N. Peg St.
Officers immediately set up a perimeter and began a yard to yard search for Simon. During the search Officers located Simon hiding behind a shed in the backyard of 700 N. Peg St. While Simon was being taken into custody he made verbal threats toward an Officer. Simon is also on parole and was placed on a parole hold as a result of the incident.
Simon was booked at the Central Receiving Facility, Bakersfield. Simon is being held without bail.
If anyone has questions or needs more information, feel free to contact Ridgecrest Police Department at 760-499-5100, send a FB message to the Ridgecrest Police Dept facebook page or contact us on our Tip page HERE. Thank you.
RONALD N. STRAND, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Ofc. E. Clinton