Ildefonso Herrera, 32-years-old of Patterson, was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, possession of a controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property and possession of a forged identification card that morning.
A release from Modesto Police indicates that just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, authorities arrived at a business on the 3500 block of McHenry Avenue, where the owner said he had a suspect detained who had attempted to break into his business.
Officers say the business owner was notified by his alarm company of an alarm activation at his business. The business owner responded to determine what caused the alarm to activate; he found the inside lights off and Herrera standing near the doorway leading into his business. As the owner approached, police say Herrera ran toward the rear of the business, leaving behind a 2X4.
According to police, the owner then grabbed the 2X4 and chased after the suspect, corralling him behind the building. The owner told police Herrera pulled out two screwdrivers during the altercation and attempted to injure him. Using the 2X4 he grabbed, the owner told police he struck Herrera and was able to detain him until they arrived.
The release indicates officers located methamphetamine on Herrera, as well as stolen checks, mail and false ID’s, which he dropped during the altercation. Herrera was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.
Contact Nick Rappley at 892-6187, ext. 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org.