A parolee wanted by police was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly fled during a traffic stop and hit an officer in the face, Sacramento Police Department Officer Linda Matthew said.
Vincent Sisneros, 37, was riding in the passenger seat of a car when two officers pulled the vehicle over at 3:43 a.m. in the 2000 block of Marconi Avenue, just off the Capital City Freeway.
"When the vehicle stopped and the officers got out to approach the car, the passenger got out of the vehicle and fled," Matthew said.
One of the two officers followed Sisneros on foot and tried to detain him, while the other officer stayed behind. Matthew said the officer was then struck by Sisneros in the face, resulting in minor injuries.
The officer was able to arrest Sisneros, who was booked into jail on suspicion of felony resisting arrest and a misdemeanor count of possessing burglar's tools.
The Sacramento Superior Court website shows 16 cases in Sisnero's name, the most recent of which relate to parole violations.
A 2011 case shows he pleaded no contest to a burglary count, while a car theft charge was dismissed.