Press Release #110215(01)-Police K9 Locates Discarded Marijuana after Halloween Chase
A 31-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday night after a vehicle and foot chase through a Santa Rita neighborhood.
Just before 11:00 p.m. on October 31, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red 1995 Chevrolet Silverado near W. Avenue J and S. Bryant Blvd. for displaying a fictitious license plate. The driver, later identified as Jimmy Carrasco Jr. (DOB 01-17-84), refused to stop and evaded Officers for several blocks. During the pursuit, Carrasco ran several stop signs and nearly collided with oncoming traffic.
The vehicle pursuit ended when Carrasco stopped his vehicle in the 600 block of W. Avenue K where he exited and ran on foot. He was apprehended a short time later in the 600 block of W. Avenue M.
Police K9 Team Officer B. Gesch and his Police Service Dog Duke arrived on scene and conducted an article search of the path Carrasco took after he fled from his vehicle. Duke was able to locate a plastic bag that contained marijuana in an alley where Carrasco was seen jumping a fence.
Carrasco was charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, Evading Arrest on Foot-Prior Convictions, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Displaying a Fictitious License Plate, five outstanding City Warrants, one outstanding County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1, and issued a traffic citation for No Insurance.
A 20-year-old female passenger Carrasco left behind when he fled from the vehicle was released at the scene.