Prineville man crashes into Tastee Treet
A Prineville man was arrested and faces multiple criminal charges after crashing his vehicle into the Tastee Treet restaurant Friday morning and fleeing on foot.
According to reports, at about 10:45 a.m., a Prineville police officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Northeast Seventh Street near Juniper Street. The officer then saw a 1996 Nissan pickup, driven by 22-year-old Danjero Jay Shetler, accelerate at a high rate of speed down Juniper Street.
The officer consequently discontinued the traffic stop to pursue the Nissan. Shetler ran a stop sign while turning west from Juniper Street onto Northeast Third Street. He continued westbound driving onto the center turn lane.
The Nissan then struck a 2010 Ford F150 pickup as it passed through the intersection of Third and Northeast Elm Street. Damage to the Ford is estimated at more than $1,500, but the Prineville resident driving the vehicle was uninjured.
Shetler then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Tastee Treet restaurant. The business was open and patrons were inside, but nobody was injured. Damages to the restaurant are estimated to be more than $1,500, and City of Prineville property adjacent to Tastee Treet sustained an estimated $1,000 in damages.
Shetler ran from the crash scene, but following a short chase on foot, he was apprehended by police with the help of Crook County deputies near the 300 block of Northeast Second Street. During his arrest, authorities found evidence of narcotics possession.
Shetler was charged with reckless driving, a felony and misdemeanor count of attempt to elude a police officer, failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged, two counts of criminal mischief, and possession of both methamphetamine and heroin.