SMITHFIELD — Police are looking for a man who fled his home as they tried to arrest him Tuesday afternoon.
Smithfield City Police officer Brandon Muir said Julio Lopez ran out of the back of his home when police and probation officers attempted to arrest him on a warrant.
Lopez was last seen near Forrester Acres Park on the west side of the city. He is described as being a Hispanic male, 5-foot-9, 165-pounds and has his head shaved. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue athletic shorts.
Muir said police set up a perimeter around the area of 800 West and 100 North looking for Lopez Tuesday night. They also initiated a reverse 911 call to local residents, asking them to remain in their homes and be on the lookout for Lopez.
Police were helped by Cache County Sheriff’s deputies and North Park Police officers. After several hours, the search was called off.
Muir said Lopez is a fugitive from Utah Adult Probation and Parole and is wanted on local charges. He has gang associations and has a no bail warrant out for his arrest.
Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for Lopez. Anyone who sees him is asked to call police immediately.