3 attempted traffic stops by PCSO turned into pursuits - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

3 attempted traffic stops by PCSO turned into pursuits

© Lopez after being arrested by PCSO © Lopez after being arrested by PCSO
© Canez per PCSO © Canez per PCSO
© Vehicle with marijuana driven by Lopez, pic by PCSO © Vehicle with marijuana driven by Lopez, pic by PCSO
© Vehicle with marijuana driven by Lopez, pic by PCSO © Vehicle with marijuana driven by Lopez, pic by PCSO
© Per PCSO this is the truck driven with nine illegals © Per PCSO this is the truck driven with nine illegals
FLORENCE, AZ (CBS5) -

Multiple traffic stops were attempted by Pinal County Sheriff's Office deputies last week involving people who were in the country illegally, fleeing from officers.

PCSO deputies saw a vehicle speeding down Highway 84 Monday, Feb. 25, and when they tried to pull the car over the vehicle took off driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. When the driver, Dimas Daniel Orundo-Lopez, 40, made a U-turn the back tire on the driver's side came off the vehicle, according to PCSO deputies.

Lopez stopped the vehicle in a nearby muddy field where he and his passenger, Claudio Santiago Orduno-Canez, 27, both tried running away. Officers were able to catch both Lopez and Canez, who admitted they were in the country illegally.

When officers searched their car they found 35 bundles of packaged marijuana, which weighed 759 pounds and had a street value of $569,250.

Lopez and Canez have been booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale according to PCSO. Lopez has also been charged with felony flight.

PCSO tried to make another traffic stop Tuesday, Feb. 26 on a Chevy truck after making multiple traffic violations when the driver took off. During the short pursuit PCSO officers saw the Chevy truck running stop signs and speeding down streets before turning into a desert field where he tried to avoid hitting a concrete irrigation canal but ended up losing control of the truck and crashing.

After the truck crashed the driver, along with nine passengers, ran according to PCSO. Officers were able to locate seven of the individuals who have now been turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol for processing.

PCSO had a third pursuit happen after trying to stop a vehicle for traffic violations that led to a short pursuit. The pursuit led offices into a desert area off of Standfield Road near Peters Road where The driver and several other passengers ran from the car. PCSO officers along with PCSO helicopter and Border Patrol agents detained everyone from the car. Border patrol is now processing the detainees.

Copyright2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
  • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly