Rodney Hasbrouck was a wanted man when police caught up with him Saturday night, after someone told police two people were rummaging through trash dumpsters.

Police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said an officer went to the 400 block of E. Leota, (in the area of Wal-Mart) at 8:21 p.m. Saturday to check out a report that two people were going through the dumpsters behind businesses there.

The officer saw two people there, and detained a woman, Tina Barrett, 44.

A man, later accurately identified as Rodney Hasbrouck, 33, fled the area.

Officers chased Hasbrouck across several parking lots, finally cornering him in a parking lot near Francis and Chestnut.

When police questioned Barrett, she gave police a fake name for Hasbrouck (unknown to the officer at the time) and was allowed to leave the area, Kerr said.

Hasbrouck was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest. He is also charged on several warrants, including possession of a controlled substance, failure to pay fines and court costs, and two counts of probation violation, Kerr said.

His bond was set at $25,000.

Police also found Barrett a short time later and cited her for false reporting, Kerr said.

Hasbrouck has a lengthy record of criminal charges. The most recent charge was an assault on another man on July 13. That time too, it took police time to find him. He was caught Aug. 19, according to court records.

He pled guilty to assault and was sentenced to one day in jail. Also, he was instructed to talk to his probation officer, but it is not known if he ever did.


Sexual assault

On Friday at 1:14 p.m., police went to the 2500 block of West Fifth in regards to a disturbance.

In the investigation, they determined that Carlos Moreno, 19, had unwanted sexual contact with an adult family member.

Moreno was charged with first-degree sexual assault and incest and incarcerated in the Lincoln County jail, where bond was set at $500,000.