A 24-year-old Perris man, armed with a knife, was arrested after he was found allegedly wandering around a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood shortly after midnight on Nov. 4, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were dispatched to the area of Roberds Street and Napa Avenue regarding a suspicious man in the area. Witnesses reported the subject was knocking on doors and checking door handles to vehicles in the neighborhood.

When deputies arrived on scene, they observed the man, later identified as Carlos Vega, walking in the area. Deputies ordered Vega to stop but he did not comply and fled on foot, the Sheriff's Department said. Deputies pursued him and attempted to take him into custody. Vega resisted arrest but was ultimately detained, the Sheriff's Department said.

Upon further investigation, deputies found Vega to be allegedly in possession of a fixed blade and methamphetamine. He was also found to be on parole. Vega was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center, where he remained in custody on several charges, including a no-bail parole hold.

"The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department would like to remind everyone to keep windows and doors to your vehicle and home locked at all times and to report suspicious activity immediately," the Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga P.D. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.

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