Fresno man arrested in Clovis after vehicle burglary attempt

Nicholas Browning, 35, was arrested after attempting to break into a vehicle in the GB3 Clovis parking lot. (CLOVIS PD)

Clovis Police arrested a Fresno man this morning after he attempted to break into a vehicle at GB3 on Herndon Avenue.

The man was identified as 35-year-old Nicholas Browning of Fresno. Browning was arrested for two counts of vehicle burglary, resisting arrest, and a no-bail warrant. In addition, Browning is on AB-109 probation for possession of stolen property and was wanted.

Officers were dispatched to the GB3 area at approximately 9 a.m. after a citizen noticed the subject prying a window in an attempt to enter the vehicle. The citizen kept dispatch updated regarding the suspects location until officers arrived.

Clovis PD arrived within three minutes and located the suspect attempting to flee. Browning ran through an apartment complex, then northbound across Highway 168, and into another apartment complex. Officers surrounded the area and were able to locate him hiding in trees just east of 745 N. Fowler. He was taken into custody without incident.

Browning is no stranger to Clovis Police as he was arrested previously in 2015 at the same location, GB3, for vehicle burglary and a violation of probation.

Clovis Unified School District Police Department assisted in the apprehension of Browning.

A native of Woodlake, Daniel Leon is a recent graduate of Fresno State with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Daniel served as Sports Editor at The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper, prior to joining the Roundup. Got a story idea? Email him at