SRPD: Man arrested after running from officers, getting stuck in creek bed

Firefighters use ropes to pull Danville resident to safety, sergeant says

A Danville man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly running from San Ramon police officers, jumping down into a creek bed and then getting stuck -- requiring local firefighters to pull him out.

The situation began when officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at an office building at 2641 Crow Canyon Road, near the Deerwood Road intersection, according to San Ramon police Sgt. Pat Cerruti.

The man ran from the scene when officers arrived and then jumped about 30 feet down into a creek bed located behind the business, Cerruti said.

With the man unable to get himself out of the creek bed and officers concerned about possible injuries, San Ramon police called the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to help remove the man and check on his condition, the sergeant said.

Two firefighters from the Fire Heavy Rescue 34 unit used ropes to go down into the creek bed, free the man and move him back to the street level, according to Cerruti.

The man, later identified as 39-year-old Alvin Florida, did not suffer any injuries, Cerruti said. Florida was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest, and later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

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