On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 5:30pm Dinuba officers were dispatched to an attempted robbery that just occurred at Centennial Park, located at the corner of W. Sierra and Englehart. Officers arrived in the area and began checking for the suspect, who fled on foot according to the victims. The victims also reported that the suspect was armed with a black handgun. The suspect, later identified as, Angel Santamaria (28 yrs) was located walking on Road 70 and fled on foot until being apprehended in a canal on the west side of Englehart.
The black handgun was located and determined to be an Airsoft gun. The victims both positively identified Santamaria as the suspect who demanded their wallets and cell phones at the park after brandishing the handgun.
Santamaria was processed at Dinuba Police Department and transported to Tulare County Pre-Trial facility for housing pending charges of robbery and resisting arrest.