MODESTO — Modesto police chased a burglary suspect through El Vista Elementary School and surrounding areas Saturday afternoon.
Officers called shortly before 2 p.m. to a burglary in the 500 block of El Vista Avenue followed footprints from the scene to a neighboring home, said Lt. Brian Findlen.
There they arrested resident Lynne Brown, 47, on an outstanding warrant for felony drug charges. In Browns back yard, officers found a man hiding in a treehouse who ran away.
The chase wound for about a half-mile through the campus neighborhood, ending on Viola Street when officers used a Taser on the suspect, Findlen said. Police took Josue Montuy, 22, into custody.
He faces felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest and probation violations.