MODESTO - Police detained a man Thursday afternoon after an alert citizen saw a suspicious man in a neighbor's yard.
Police apprehended the man in the area of Kimble Street and Cedar Avenue after a brief search. Officers responded to the area after a report of a suspicious person seen in the backyard of a residence. As officers responded to the area, the man was seen fleeing from the yard.
A perimeter spanning several blocks was established, and a K-9 officer responded to assist in tracking the suspect.
Officers located a man matching the description of the suspect who fled when contacted. He was quickly detained by police.