Fresno State lecturer arrested after threats reported
A Fresno State lecturer was arrested on suspicion of threatening his neighbor and a police officer, Clovis police said Monday.
Officers went to the 2400 block of Sample Avenue Friday morning after Christopher Andrade reportedly made death threats against a neighbor and another person saw Andrade spray-painting a house and knew about “on-going problems” with him, police said.
When an officer arrived, Andrade, 42, began yelling at the officer, who had cited Andrade the night before for trespassing.
Andrade walked toward the officer with a black metal flashlight and a canister of pepper spray. When Andrade refused commands to stop, the officer took him to the ground and arrested him. Andrade complained of injuries and was treated at Clovis Community Medical Center and later booked at the Fresno County Jail.
Officers seized a .40-caliber handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun, which were both loaded.
Fresno State said Monday night that Andrade, a communications lecturer, would not be teaching there for the spring semester while his case is pending.
By Diana Aguilera