December 1, 2022

Garden City man arrested after trespassing through neighborhood lawns

On November 2, 2022, at around 7:45 P.M., Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to the 2800 block of Belmont Place, for an unknown man knocking on the front and back doors of a residence. Upon arrival, Officers met with a woman who stated the unknown man ran toward her in the driveway, and she ran into her house and locked the door. Officers checked the area but could not locate the man.


At 9:50 P.M., Officers were again dispatched to the 2800 block of Belmont Place, where the reporting party heard someone knocking on the back door and windows of their residence. When Officers arrived and began checking the area, numerous residents in the neighborhood called 911 to report that the same man, later identified as Frankie Garcia (34), Garden City, KS, was in their backyards. Officers began searching for Garcia and utilized a drone. Officers heard a woman scream for help in her backyard, and after responding, the woman told Officers that Garcia had ran up to her and attempted to place
his hand over her mouth.


Officers located Garcia, and after a brief foot pursuit, Garcia was apprehended and taken
into custody. Officers observed damage to multiple fences in the neighborhood, caused by
Garcia jumping over them to evade Officers.


Garcia was lodged in the Finney County Jail for the following charges:


• Interference LEO x 2
• Assault x 2
• Criminal Damage x 3
• Criminal Trespass x 5
• Municipal Warrant