An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.
Oakdale Police responded to a report of a man on a downtown rooftop in the early morning hours of Dec. 9 and ultimately arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Officers were called to the Oak Valley Community Bank building at the downtown intersection of Yosemite Avenue and F Street, where a man was reported to be on the roof. The adult male was identified as Anthony Lucero, a 22-year-old resident of Oakdale. Officers on scene requested he climb down from the roof on the fire escape ladder he had used to gain access to the roof. Lucero refused and became belligerent. He refused to listen to officers and pulled parts of the roof and building loose and threw items off the building onto the roadway below. One officer was struck in the leg from thrown debris. The officer did not suffer significant injury.
Oakdale officers, with assistance from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire, closed off the area for several hours and were eventually able to talk Lucero into climbing down on a firetruck ladder. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Lucero was booked into Stanislaus County Jail for charges of vandalism, trespass, assault on a police officer, and violation of probation.