Clovis Police Officers arrested 3 suspects and recovered a concealed handgun following a pursuit that began just after 2am this morning. After witnessing the driver of a white Honda Accord fail to stop at a stop sign at Helm/Holland, our officer tried to pull the driver over, but they sped off. The pursuit ended about 5 ½ miles away near Fowler/Alluvial where officers took the driver and both passengers into custody without further incident. During a search of the car, officers located a stolen semi-automatic handgun near the driver’s seat, and illegal drugs with paraphernalia.
The driver has been identified as 37-year-old Peter Ramirez of Kerman and he was arrested for several felonies including possession of a stolen concealed firearm, evading police, and violation of his Post-Supervised Community Release (PRCS). The 2 passengers were also arrested. 31-year-old James Lowery of Clovis was arrested for 2 felony warrants and 37-year-old Ashley Koehler of Dinuba was cited for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Officers also towed the Honda and booked the stolen gun and evidence into our secure property room.