A 21-year-old Genesee Street man found by police hiding in a city garbage tote behind a Grider Street home about 8:30 a.m. Friday is being held on stolen car and other charges.
Jaquan Owens was accused of fleeing on foot from the stolen car owned by a Rochester man after he struck a woman’s car at the intersection of Schuele Street and East Delavan Avenue.
Owens allegedly left the keys in the ignition and the stolen car in park and it rolled into a house at 272 Schuele, causing more than $250 damage, according to police. Officers chased Owens down Carl Street, losing him on Grider, but found him hiding in the tote behind 129 Grider.
Owens is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration and a number of vehicle and traffic infractions.