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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday October 15th, 2019 :: 01:47 p.m. PDT


MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sgt. Greg Stark Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Felony Vehicle Pursuit (Burson)

Contact: Sergeant Greg Stark
Release Date: October 15th, 2019
Release Time: 1:30 pm

Felony Vehicle Pursuit (Burson)

(Burson, CA) On October 12th 2019, at about 10:15 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating a reported burglary in the 11000 block of Arapaho Way in Burson CA. At the conclusion of the burglary investigation, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Dispatch was informed of a suspicious circumstance at a nearby residence. Deputies learned a wanted subject named Ricky Cavaco was hiding in the residence and was possibly in possession of firearms. Cavaco was confirmed to be on felony probation out of Tuolumne County and was wanted on multiple Calaveras County and Amador County misdemeanor warrants.

Deputies staged in the area for additional units to arrive prior to making contact. While waiting nearby, Cavaco and his passenger Jace Malinowski attempted to drive out of the area in a vehicle. Deputies recognized Cavaco as the driver of the vehicle and initiated a traffic enforcement stop however, Cavaco accelerated away from the deputies. He attempted to evade them and fled on the dirt road at a high rate of speed.

The pursuit lasted for several miles and ultimately terminated in the 5000 block of Buckboard Lane in Campo Seco. The suspect vehicle became stuck after Cavaco recklessly rammed multiple locked gates in his attempt to escape. Cavaco and Malinowski proceeded to flee on foot into a heavily wooded area. Deputies gave chase and set up a perimeter. Additional units were called in to assist in the search efforts. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Off Highway Vehicles Division, as well as an Officer from the Department of Fish and Wildlife deployed OHV’s to conduct a broader search of the area. The Angels Camp Police Department K9 unit arrived and attempted to track the suspects.

Cavaco was apprehended by California Highway Patrol Officers on a nearby roadway and Jace Malinowski was located by Deputies as he walked along South Camanche Parkway.

Deputies located a loaded .22 caliber rifle as well as numerous rounds of other ammunition in the vehicle Cavaco was driving. Also located in the vehicle was evidence of a butane honey oil (concentrated Cannabis extraction) lab. The investigation is ongoing with no further information at this time.

Cavaco was booked for the following charges:
11379.6 H&S (Manufacture a Controlled substance- Felony)
2800.2 CVC (Felony Evading)
25850 PC (Carry Loaded Firearm in Public Place)
29800 PC (Felon in Possession of Firearm)
30305 PC (Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition)
1203.2 PC (Violation of Probation- Felony)
11357(b) H&S (Possession of Marijuana over 28.5 Grams)
12022(a) PC (Attempting Felony using Firearm)
594 PC (Vandalism)
148(a) PC (Resisting Arrest)
No Bail (Probation violation)

Malinowski was booked for the following charges:
11379.6 H&S (Manufacture a Controlled substance- Felony)
11357(b) H&S (Possession of Marijuana over 28.5 Grams)
11379.6 H&S (Manufacture a Controlled substance- Felony)
25850 PC (Carry Loaded Firearm in Public Place)
148(a) PC (Resisting Arrest)
Malinowski total bail is $125,000.00.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the numerous citizens who made reports of the fleeing subjects, for their assistance. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to extend its thanks to the Angels Camp Police Department, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance.

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-754-6500

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