ELKO – A man who led deputies on a chase around the tree streets was eventually apprehended crawling out of a trash bin.
According to Undersheriff Ron Supp, dispatch called in a stolen 1986 Ford truck at around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Deputies making the rounds spotted the vehicle and noticed the driver was making erratic signals. The officer turned on his lights and the driver, later identified as Hugo Rincon-Caracoza, 20, of Elko, took off through the tree streets.
Rincon-Caracoza eventually ran the vehicle into a yard near 13th and Cedar streets and took off on foot. The officers pursued the man and apprehended him crawling out of a dumpster. He was wrestled into custody and arrested, said Supp.
A search of the vehicle revealed checks stolen from a person in Idaho, a stolen Elko County School District laptop, burglary tools, drugs and drug paraphernalia, and a set of brass knuckles.
Rincon-Caracoza was arrested on three counts of possession of burglary tools; two counts of driving on the sidewalk; six counts of failure to yield at a stop or yield sign; eight counts of failure to give an appropriate signal when required; two counts of failure to yield right of way; three counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia; possessing, receiving, or transferring a stolen vehicle; being a driver disobeying a peace officer and endangering others; giving a false statement to a public officer; manufacturing, possessing, or using a dangerous weapon; driving with a revoked driver’s license; failure to obey a traffic control device; possession of a controlled substance; reckless driving disregarding safety; possession by a person under 21 of less than or equal to one ounce of marijuana; and possession of a hypodermic device.
His bail was listed at $50,745.