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Richard Piatt ReportingA suspected drug dealer played hide-and-seek with police this afternoon in a Salt Lake neighborhood. He's now in custody, but only after attracting a lot of attention.
It's usually quiet on Salt Lake City's Ramona Street between 5th and 6th East. That's one reason the Cadillac sliding into a tree attracted so much attention. It turns out the driver was under police surveillance for drug dealing. He tried to run when he realized it.
Rosie Rivera, Taylorsville Police Department: “We were following up some information on drugs and he was the suspect we were looking at.”
The neighbors over on Ramona Street say they heard the car crash and then saw the suspect run a couple streets over, across Redondo Street and between some homes where he hid for at least a couple hours.
Police officers with dogs drew a lot of attention. One of the K-9's finally sniffed him out: 23-year old Francisco Urias was hiding in a garbage can.
Toni Makoff, Witness: “I looked over the fence and I saw the police with the gun and the man was in the garbage can. And the can was tipped over.”
Police found drugs there and in the car. They're charging Urias with drug possession with the intent to distribute, and with fleeing.