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Larry Silva

Larry Silva

HANFORD — A man was arrested on Christmas Day after Hanford Police Department officials said he tried to get into multiple vehicles that were driving on the road and succeeded getting into one car.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Hanford Police officers said they were dispatched to the area of 11th Avenue and Grangeville Boulevard for a subject running in traffic and yelling at drivers.

As officers were arriving, they said two Hanford citizens were attempting to detain a man, identified as Larry Silva.

Police said further investigation revealed Silva had attempted to get into several vehicles and was either pushed away or the victims drove away.

A citizen tried to get Silva out of the roadway, but was unsuccessful, and officers said Silva was able to get into a 79-year-old victim’s car and demanded her to drive away.

Officials said the woman was able to pull quickly into a busy parking lot and told Silva she was out of gas.

When Silva exited the vehicle, police said he was immediately confronted by the two citizens who were struggling with him as officers arrived.

Authorities said Silva was taken into custody and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of carjacking, kidnapping and resisting arrest.

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