Canutillo man allegedly steals truck, leads law enforcement on chase

Dona Ana County Sheriff's
Monday, December 30, 2013 - 6:49pm

Jesus Sandoval, 31, of  Canutillo is behind bars after he allegedly led Anthony Police and Dona Ana County Sheriff's (DACSO) Deputies on a high speed chase through Anthony, NM on Sunday morning.

Anthony Police were called to the 1000 block of State Line Rd. shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning after a man reported his 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had been stolen from his yard. Officers spotted the Tacoma moments later parked less than a mile away in the 800 block of Polk St.

DACSO Deputies arrived to assist the Anthony Police, when they say Sandoval got into the driver's side of the truck and sped away, leading law enforcement on a high speed chase through residential neighborhoods driving more than 50 MPH.

At one point, Sandoval lost control of the truck and crashed through a chain link fence and into the front yard of a house at the corner of Clark and Polk Streets. Sandoval was able to drive out of the yard and continued driving at high speeds, reportedly speeding through four stop signs.

Law enforcement was finally able to capture Sandoval when he tried to drive the Tacoma across a ditch near Washington St. where he lost control again and attempted to outrun law enforcement, eventually crashing into an Anthony Police patrol unit.

Deputies arrested Sandoval and charged him with criminal damage to property, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeting from a law enforcement officer and receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

DASCO Deputies say that no one was injured in the incident.

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