Palomar, I

Thursday afternoon, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force assisted Arroyo Grande Police in the arrest of 36-year-old Ignacio Franco Palomar, a self-admitted gang member.

Investigators received information that Palomar was hiding out inside a home at 6310 N. Glenn Ave. in Fresno.  Law enforcement surrounded the home and called for the suspect to surrender.  All the occupants came out except Palomar.  Palomar looked outside and then refused to exit.  K-9 announcements were made both by loud speaker and then again at the door.  The F.S.O. K-9 detected the suspect and was deployed.  Palomar initially resisted apprehension, but was ultimately taken into custody after multiple bites to his legs.  

Palomar was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.  He was then booked into the Fresno County Jail for resisting arrest.  Palomar will later be transported to Arroyo Grande to face further charges. On October 2, 2014, Palomar got into a fight with a 38-year-old man in front of Ralph and Duane's Bar in Arroyo Grande.  Palomar and his friends distracted the bouncer while he surprised the victim from behind with a punch as he was walking away from the bar.  The victim sustained life-threatening injuries from hitting the pavement.  He is now in a drug-induced coma with a brain injury and is listed in extreme critical condition.  

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137