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.