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Motorcycle Thief Caught By High Ranking Placer Sheriff’s Officers

An Auburn transient landed in jail after fleeing from Placer County Sheriff’s officials on a stolen motorcycle yesterday.

At 11:45 a.m.  Daniel Joseph Hubanks, 33, was riding the dirt bike – without a helmet – when a deputy on foot near Chana High School on Richardson Drive yelled at him to stop. Information Officer Dena Erwin says the rider failed to yield so additional deputies were called to assist in locating him.
Click here to listen to Officer Dena Erwin

The officers spotted Hubanks riding through someone’s yard and as he got back on the roadway the administrators turned on their lights and sirens to initiate a stop. Unfortunately for Hubanks the bike ran out of gas.
Click here to listen to Officer Dena Erwin

Hubanks surrendered at gunpoint. He was booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of stealing a vehicle, possession of a large, concealed fixed-blade knife, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.
The bike, a 2005 Honda 450x, was returned to its owner.

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