Police catch suspect who crashed into building, fled on foot

Updated: 06/17/2014 12:55 PM | Created: 06/17/2014 12:52 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Albuquerque police say an off-duty police sergeant and two bike officers helped capture a driver suspected of crashing into a vehicle and building early Monday.

APD says Sgt. A. Fincher recognized the suspect, who had fled from officers several hours earlier, while inside Dick's Sporting Goods at the Coronado Mall.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old David Yniguez, is accused of T-boning a vehicle and then crashing into a business on Constitution and Juan Tabo NE. Police said he fled from officers on foot and managed to evade capture.

Fincher followed Yniguez and relayed information to APD. Two bike officers responded quickly to the area.

Yniguez tried to run into an alley, but one of the officers caught up to him. After a brief physical struggle, Yniguez was taken into custody.

The two bike officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle and were treated at the scene by AFD rescue.

According to police, Yniguez was found to have at least 15 felony warrants from several different counties and he is also a felon on parole. Officers also found a small amount of heroin and a syringe in his possession at the time of the arrest.

David Yniguez, 26
Police say Yniguez crashed into a vehicle and business on Juan Tabo and Constitution.

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