El Vista school is scene of chase

local@modbee.comOctober 19, 2013 

— 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 Brown’s 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.

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