It was a short walk to incarceration after a woman was chased down by a deputy when she fled from the Placer County jail, where she had gone to ask a few questions.
Bianca Faviola Garcia, 21, of Lincoln remained booked in jail Wednesday on a host of drug charges. She is also connected to a Rocklin burglary and the theft of a pickup.
Rocklin police said she is allegedly tied to a crime spree that began about 7:30 a.m. July 19, when a homeowner in the 6600 block of Miravista Drive interrupted a burglary at his residence.
The male and female burglars fled in a stolen Ford F250 truck. The next day, a California Highway Patrol officer tried to stop the truck for a moving violation.
The female driver crashed the pickup in Auburn at Auburn Ravine Road and Oak Tree Drive before fleeing. A fingerprint from the vehicle led Rocklin police to obtain a warrant for Garcia’s arrest for burglary and possession of stolen property.
The introduction of the warrant into a police database alerted a clerk at the jail on July 30 that Garcia was wanted. Garcia had come to the jail to ask questions about visiting an inmate.
After the clerk ran Garcia’s ID in the law enforcement system and came up with a warrant hit, a Placer County sheriff’s sergeant happened to walk in front of the office area. Garcia ran from the jail, but the sergeant caught up with her as she approached her car.
She was detained, along with a passenger in the car, Jeffrey Weber Duke, 31, of Greenwood. Inside the car was methamphetamine, heroin, morphine pills, stolen mail, stolen identification, a loaded gun and tools that are used to commit burglary, according to a Rocklin police crime summary.
Garcia was marched back to the jail, along with Duke. The two were booked on a variety of charges, according to Rocklin police.
Duke has been released.