HANFORD — Hanford Police have arrested a man who was on parole after he acted strangely at a gun range and was found with firearms, department officials said.
Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 20, officers said they were dispatched to the Kings Gun Center regarding a subject who was causing a disturbance and loading a firearm in the center.
The man, identified as Simon Duenas, was contacted by an employee as he was attempting to load his gun and was walking into other members’ range areas, police said.
Officials said Duenas was escorted outside of the business because of his odd behavior and he then began to roll around in the mulch once he was outside.
Upon arrival, officers said they contacted Duenas, who had multiple items in his hands. They said Duenas initially refused orders to place all the items on the ground as he attempted to walk away from officers.
Officers held him at gunpoint before he peacefully surrendered, officials said.
Police said Duenas was found to be on felony parole from Fresno County and had a .25 semi-automatic pistol on him, along with two rounds of ammunition. In addition, they said a replica firearm was found on him.
Authorities said Duenas was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail for multiple violations. They said Fresno County Parole was also notified and is in the process of adding additional charges.