Male Suspect in Stolen Fire Truck Joy Ride, Found Competent to Stand Trial

A man who allegedly stole a fire truck and led police on a two-hour chase through five counties has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 5:47 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A man who allegedly stole a fire truck and led police on a two-hour chase through five counties has been found mentally competent to stand trial.


Witnesses say 26-year-old David Carcalete and 35-year-old Candice Scollard drove away with the fire engine while firefighters were battling a 12-acre fire in Rio Linda.


Carcalete claimed he was mentally incompetent and could not face his charges.


On Thursday a judge disagreed ruling Carcalete is competent.


His preliminary hearing was set for August 30.


Scollard is also due back in court on the same day as Carcalete, for a trial setting.

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