A homeless man is facing two sets of charges after a Saturday incident that began in a van on Grove Street and ended on a bicycle at the Vernon tunnel, police said.
At 11:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a three-car crash at the intersection of Grove and Laurel streets, according to an incident report. While officers were en route, they learned that one of the vehicles, described as a "two-tone conversion-type van," had left the scene.
One of the officers was able to track the van to the parking lot at Valley Falls Park because of an anti-freeze leak, according to an incident report.
The vehicle was unoccupied, and officers went to the Rails to Trails system to locate the driver and came upon someone on a trail complaining of a stolen bicycle, according to an incident report.
An officer eventually spotted the driver on Tunnel Road riding the stolen bike through the tunnel, according to an incident report.
The driver was identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Hauzeur, who has no known address, police said. He was charged with riving too close, evading, and operating a vehicle under suspension for the crash.
For the bike incident, he was charged with interfering and sixth-degree larceny.
The incident dragged on for two hours, police said.
He was held over the weekend on $1,500 bond and was to appear in court on Tuesday, police said.