AUBURN – The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrested a homeless man after he tried to run from officers on a stolen motorcycle, according to an official press release.
Auburn transient Daniel Joseph Hubanks, 33, was reportedly arrested, booked into the Placer County Jail, and charged with stealing a vehicle, possession of a large concealed fixed-blade knife, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest. His bail was reportedly set at $130,000.
According to Placer County Sheriff, on Monday, March 24 at 11:45 am, Hubanks was riding a dirt bike without a helmet when a deputy on foot near Chana High School on Richardson Drive yelled at him to stop. Hubanks reportedly failed to stop and deputies came to the area to search for him.
An unmarked car with two Sheriff’s lieutenants and a captain reportedly joined the search, and they spotted the suspect riding through a nearby yard. As Hubanks reportedly got back on the roadway and the unmarked car turned on its lights and sirens to initiate a stop, the suspect’s bike ran out of gas. Hubanks reportedly dropped the bike and ran, and the two lieutenants ran after him. After jumping a drainage canal, Hubanks reportedly surrendered at gunpoint with the two lieutenants right behind him.
The bike — a 2005 Honda 450x — was reportedly returned to its owner.