Man in custody after Boise crash

BOISE, ID - A man who sped away from officers trying to pull him over was taken into custody late Friday afternoon.

About 2:45 p.m. Friday, Boise Police officers spotted a vehicle with no license plates near Main and North Garden Streets in Boise, west of downtown.

The driver did not pull over and drove away, eventually traveling at high speed down Fairview Avenue, according to a Boise Police Department news release.

Officers eventually lost sight of the vehicle. 

A short time later, officers were dispatched to a report of a car that had crashed into a fire hydrant on W. Fairview Avenue and S. 25th Street. The driver ran off shortly after the crash, the release said. 

Officers responded and searched the area.  

With help from multiple citizens who witnessed the suspect running from the scene, police were able to find the man hiding in a nearby backyard. 

The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  

The suspect has been identified as Santos Garza, age 35. Garza is facing charges of Fleeing or attempting to elude an officer (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Warrant from the Idaho Department of Corrections.

 

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