Arrested: Santos Garza, 35, Boise
Charges: Fleeing or attempting to elude an officer (F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Warrant from the Idaho Department of Corrections
Update: The suspect who sped away from a traffic stop and later crashed into a fire hydrant was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges Friday. The suspect, identified as Garza, was also found in possession of drug paraphernalia and had a warrant from the Idaho Department of Corrections.
Previously released: Friday, March 9, 2018
Around 2:45 this afternoon Boise police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plates near Main and N. Garden St. The car did not pull over and continued to drive away from officers eventually driving at a high rate of speed down Fairview. Officers did not pursue and lost visual of the vehicle. A short time later officers were dispatched to a report of a car that crashed into a fire hydrant on W. Fairview and S. 25th St. The driver ran from the scene. Officers quickly 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. He is being taken to the hospital and charges are pending. No one else was injured in the accident.
Police and Boise Fire are still clearing the scene but all roads remain open.