LONGMONT (CBS4) – Police in Longmont on Wednesday made an arrest of a suspect in attempted theft after finding him hiding in a plastic storage bin.

According to the Longmont Times-Call, Donovan Sinka, 19, and another suspect allegedly stole a snowmobile ramp from a truck and then crashed his pickup into another vehicle while leaving the scene. They continued to flee the scene but was spotted by a police officer after the ramp owner called police.

Donovan Sinka (credit: Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Donovan Sinka (credit: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

The police officer tried to stop the suspects but he got out of his pickup and a foot chase ensued. The suspects were able to elude the officer.

“He tried to stop the vehicle and they ended up out of the vehicle on foot,” Boulder County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield told the Longmont Times-Call. “There was a foot chase, but the suspects escaped. Some of our other deputies helped with the search. One suspect was later found.”

Officers later located Sinka hiding in a plastic storage bin in a backyard of a home.

“Our K-9 officer entered the backyard, and guess what they found? The suspect in a box,” Cmdr. Jeff Satur said.

Satur said Sinka was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.


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