Dodging deputies results in felony charge


A California man with a warrant was arrested Saturday afternoon after he attempted to elude a deputy on Highway 395 in the North Valley.

Erik Jon Vlach, 31, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday.

According to court documents, Vlach was northbound on 395 near Stephanie Way in a Nissan sedan when deputies noticed the registration had expired.

The driver of the sedan pulled into the median before the deputy could get behind him. The deputy made a U-turn, and then the Nissan pulled out and swung south at 86 mph with the deputy in pursuit running lights and sirens.

Vlach turned onto Airport Road, running the red light, according to deputies and then ducked onto Meridian. The deputy decided to wait until he had back-up to go into the development after him.

After back-up arrived the deputy went looking for the driver of the Nissan and found a man matching his description.

Vlach produced a drivers license that didn’t look like him and was taken into custody. He later told the deputy he found someone’s wallet at a gas station and used the ID to avoid being arrested on a warrant.

• An Oregon man is in custody after he was pulled over in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Daniel Louis Hutchens Jr., 39, was allegedly in possession of a 1995 Saturn that was reported stolen out of Klamath Falls.

A Washoe Tribe officers spotted the Saturn in the parking lot of the Wa-She-Shu Casino south of Gardnerville.

Hutchens is also facing misdemeanors for a second instance of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

• A woman who allegedly went to alternative sentencing to drug test with urine in a bottle last week appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday.

Clarisa Herndandez Jacinto, 27, was booked on multiple charges of drug possession, paraphernalia and alternative sentence violations.

The Sparks resident was on alternative sentencing related to charges earlier this year.

Also taken into custody that evening was Jared Conrad Wojciechowski, 36, who was waiting for Jacinto to come out when authorities went out to search her vehicle.

A K-9 sniffed out 5.9 grams of methamphetamine and a gram of heroin.


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