Man Arrested Near PCY Charged With Resisting, Car Theft

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The man whose arrest caused a lockdown Monday, Nov. 6, at Paradise Canyon Elementary School was arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 8, on felony counts of resisting an executive officer, theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of identity theft, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Slater.
Johnny Olivares, 22, of West Covina, allegedly resisted deputies who were called to check on a driver who was asleep in the car, blocking traffic at Gould Avenue and Paulette Place. Slater said Oliveras became combative when deputies tried to remove him from the car.
Oliveras was arrested and transported to the emergency room for evaluation, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Blasnek, who said the man did not appear to be injured.
PCY was locked down for about 15 minutes, Principal Debra Cradduck said.
As students were arriving at school, Cradduck said staff hurried them into the nearest classrooms or buildings and parents who had not yet dropped off their children were able to keep them in their cars until the all-clear was given at approximately 8:15 a.m. and a message indicating as much was sent to all families.

— Mirjam Swanson

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