Auto theft suspect found hiding in metal trash bin in Visalia

A man was arrested in Visalia on suspicion of stealing a pickup and flatbed trailer on Saturday, Visalia police said.

Josue Garibay, 22, was arrested after 6 a.m. when officers responded to the 900 block of North Ben Maddox Way about a just-stolen 2008 Chevy Silverado and flatbed trailer, Visalia police said. Officers located the vehicle within minutes.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, Garibay crashed into a residence on South Oakhurst Street, fled west and hid in a large metal trash bin on the 1000 block of West Mineral King Avenue, Visalia police said.

The residence had minor damage and the vehicle was returned to its registered owner.

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