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Dirt Bike Desperado Evades Deputies, Comes to Senses

The following information was supplied by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

On May 31 around 2:07 p.m. James Fuchs, 36, was observed by Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies driving a dirt bike motorcycle westbound on Madison Avenue in eastbound traffic. From there, Fuchs would lead deputies on a chase through Fair Oaks.

Deputies attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on Fuchs using lights and sirens on a fully marked Sheriff's patrol vehicle, according to a deputy's report. However, Fuchs would not yield and fled on his motorcycle.

The suspect evaded deputies through multiple dirt roads and residential streets at speeds in excess of 50 mph. Fuchs even lost control of his motorcycle on two separate occasions causing him to crash onto pavement and dirt. Eventually Fuchs would ditch the dirt bike and flee on foot. It would seem Fuchs had successfuly evaded deputies for the time.

The owner of the motorcycle showed up at the scene where Fuchs had ditched the dirt bike, and identified the suspect, saying he had let Fuchs borrow the bike to ride.

Deputies continued their investigation and two days later were able to locate and arrest the suspect. 

"Fuchs agreed to meet deputies at Fair Oaks Park, where he was taken into custody without incident," said Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos.

Ramos explained Fuchs was not under the influence of anything when he led deputies on the chase.

"Perhaps he fled because he wasn’t wearing a helmet and didn’t want to get cited, or he may not have a motorcycle license," Ramos said.

Fuchs was arrested and booked on felony reckless evasion charges.

Bedroom ransacked by unknown suspect(s)

Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a victim's Cedarvillage Drive residence through a side garage door.

According to a report, on May 31 suspect(s) ransacked the victim's bedroom and took several items of jewelry by entering the side door from the yard to the garage. The suspect(s) then exited back out the side garage door.

For questions about this blotter, email joshua.staab@patch.com.

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Alf Tanner. June 07, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Best story all year. I want more from Mr. Fuchs. Jail house interview?
Cody Kitaura June 07, 2012 at 04:11 PM
What the...?
Michael Althouse June 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
It was in my neiborhood in Rollingwood - I have never seen so many cops there... CHP, Folsom PD and the Sac County Sheriff Dept. Crazy.
Alf Tanner. June 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Sounds like Mr. Fuchs knows the lay of the land. Guess he didn't stop in for some tennis at rollingwood, no?

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