Suspect charged with banning attack on fast food restaurant

BANNING, CA – A 42-year-old probationer accused of punching a banning officer and shoving another as they attempted to detain him for harassing a woman and her child was charged Wednesday with a felony felony charge. unlawful use of force against a peace officer and other offences.

Gilbert Nicholas Hernandez Jr. of Joshua Tree was arrested on Saturday following the alleged confrontation with patrol personnel, identified in court documents only as “Montes” and “Nollete”.

In addition to the felony count, Hernandez is charged with assault and battery for misdemeanor against a peace officer, being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violations.

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He is being held on $55,000 bail at Robert Presley Jail in Riverside and was scheduled for his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon at the Banning Justice Center.

According to the Banning Police Department, at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Hernandez pulled into the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in the 700 block of West Ramsey Street and accosted the victims, identified only as a female Banning and her son. minor child.

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Hernandez allegedly harassed the couple for an indefinite period, prompting the woman to call 911, police said. Authorities said patrol officers arrived at the scene within minutes, but by then the accused had fled.

“He was in the Eighth Street and Lincoln Street area and was contacted by an officer,” a police statement said. “The man attempted to assault the officer and then fled the scene. He was eventually caught.”

Hernandez remained combative, causing “injury to one of the officers involved in the arrest,” the statement said.

The precise nature of the injury has not been disclosed, but it was not life threatening.

Hernandez, who was not injured, was eventually jailed without further incident.

According to court records, he was previously convicted of burglary.

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