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Paradise man arrested for public intoxication

Paradise Police Department officers were dispatched to the Ponderosa Gardens Motel in the early hours of Thursday morning for report of a physical altercation.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 12:39 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise Police Department officers were dispatched to the Ponderosa Gardens Motel in the early hours of Thursday morning for a report of a physical altercation.

Upon arriving, officers engaged 43-year-old Hector Hernandez in front of his motel room who, according to police reports, had been drinking alcohol with his friends who were staying in another room at the same motel.

Hernandez was allegedly argumentative with other guests and was refusing to return to his room causing a verbal disturbance.

Officers on the scene determined Hernandez was under the influence of alcohol to the point he was unable to care for himself while in public.

Fortunately, Officers were then able to take Hernandez into custody without incident.

Hernandez was booked into the Butte County Jail for public intoxication.

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