Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante said 23-year-old Daniel Pena is wanted for breaking and entering, aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, escape from custody, resisting or evading officers, concealing his identity and larceny.
Gigante said they received a call at about 9:20 Wednesday night that someone was breaking into a vehicle in the 600 block of Santa Monica.
The responding officer saw Pena breaking into a car at about the same time Pena saw the officer. Pena then ran to his car, took off at a high rate of speed, lost control and crashed into a brick wall near Calle Jaime and East Birch, took off on foot and was found hiding nearby.
Pena was in the process of being taken to the hospital for medical clearance when he somehow got the window on the police unit down and escaped from custody.
Gigante said that in addition to the charges from Wednesday night, Pena is wanted on several warrants including another absconding-from-custody warrant.