Two arrested in separate cases accused of eluding police

Sweet Home police recovered a pickup truck reported stolen out of Salem and arrested two persons last week for attempting to elude after brief pursuits.

In the first case, on Nov. 12, police took Rochelle Zamacona, 27, into custody for attempting to elude, reckless driving and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

In the second case, on Sunday, police arrested Zachariah Lee Davis, 30, for misdemeanor driving while suspended, attempting to elude on foot, attempting to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree criminal mischief and cited him for driving uninsured and failure to obey a traffic control device.

In the first case, “we had a call about a black truck doing cookies at the football field” and driving on the wrong side of the road at 11:01 a.m. on Nov. 12, said Sgt. Ryan Cummings. An hour later, police received a report that Zamacona was driving the truck into town.

An officer initiated a traffic stop on a black pickup near 8th Avenue and Oak Terrace, Cummings said. The vehicle continued at about 30 mph to Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St., where it entered the parking lot in front of the main entrance; and police recovered the pickup, which had been reported stolen, and took Zamacona into custody.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, Cummings said, an officer noticed a vehicle traveling through the intersection of 12th and Main at a high rate of speed.

The officer followed the vehicle, which did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of the railroad tracks and 12th Avenue, Cummings aid. The vehicle passed another vehicle dangerously on 12th Avenue, and the officer initiated a traffic stop.

The vehicle continued on turning onto Tamarack Street and traveling up to 50 mph, Cummings said. The vehicle failed to stop at the intersection as it turned south onto 18th. The vehicle spun out and came to a stop, and the driver fled on foot across private property to 1530 Tamarack St., Tamarack Ridge Estates, formerly Mountain Shadows.

Police located and arrested Davis at the Tamarack Ridge Estates, Cumming said. The police officer said he had injuries consistent with attempting to break through a fence.

Zamacona is scheduled for a status hearing in Linn County Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 25. She was arraigned on the charges Nov. 13 along with an additional charge of recklessly endangering another person.

Davis was scheduled for arraignment in Linn County Circuit Court on Nov. 18.

Davis and Zamacona remained lodged at Linn County Jail Monday.