A Fort Lauderdale man was arrested Monday after he led them on a chase in a stolen automotive, crashed right into a used automotive lot after which hit a police canine on the top a number of occasions whereas fleeing on foot, deputies stated.
John Simecek, 50, faces felony fees of auto theft, fleeing and eluding regulation enforcement officers in marked models with emergency gear activated, aggravated fleeing and eluding, possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended license as a ordinary offender, based on a Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace arrest report.
Simecek additionally faces misdemeanor expenses of resisting regulation enforcement officers with out violence, possession of lower than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report states. He additionally is known as in an lively arrest warrant from Broward County alleging resisting police with violence, deputies wrote.
Simecek was booked on the Naples Jail Middle, the place he was held Tuesday night with no bail because of the Broward warrant. Bail for his native fees totals $31,000.
After receiving info from Naples police a few stolen Volkswagen touring east on Golden Gate Parkway, deputies noticed a automotive matching the outline at a fuel station on the west aspect of Airport-Pulling Street throughout from Mercantile Avenue about 6 p.m., the report states.
Deputies adopted the automotive and tried to provoke a visitors cease as soon as they verified the automotive’s registration quantity in a parking zone.
However when deputies activated their emergency lights, the Volkswagen shortly pulled out of the parking zone and onto Horseshoe Drive North, deputies wrote.
The Volkswagen ran a pink mild at Airport-Pulling Street and traveled south on Airport-Pulling Street South, reaching ninety mph earlier than turning proper to go west on Estey Avenue, the report states.
The Volkswagen driver then misplaced management and continued southwest right into a used automotive parking zone. The automotive broke by means of concrete barrier poles, headed over some bushes and collided head-on with a blue Chevy pickup within the gross sales lot, deputies wrote.
As soon as the automotive stopped, Simecek received out and fled on foot throughout the parking zone and Airport-Pulling Street lanes whereas a Sheriff’s Workplace canine gave chase, the report states.
When the canine “got here inside reaching distance” of Simecek, he “started to strike” the animal “a number of occasions on his head” earlier than being apprehended by the Okay-9 on the median of Airport-Pulling Street South, deputies stated.
When he was handcuffed, deputies discovered Simecek to be holding a brown serviette containing a inexperienced leafy substance “in line with that of marijuana,” the report states.
Within the Volkswagen, deputies discovered a big clear plastic bag containing a “white powdery substance” and a small clear plastic bag with an identical substance, in line with the report.
Deputies said they confirmed the Volkswagen was stolen in Fort Lauderdale.
Simecek had a number of warrants for his arrest from Indiana, Massachusetts and Florida, deputies wrote.
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