ARRESTED: 15 yoa male, Kennewick resident
CHARGES: Possession of stolen property, eluding police, minor in possession of alcohol, & no valid operators license
SYNOPSIS: A Richland Officer spotted a stolen vehicle eastbound on SR 240 and coordinated with other units to conduct a felony stop. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at SR 240 and Duportail, but the vehicle fled. Officers attempted to spike the vehicle and after one failed attempt, were able to spike the vehicles front passenger tire. The vehicle then stopped on two separate occasions, but as officers exited their vehicles, the vehicle would drive away again. The vehicle eventually had all tires spiked and the spike strip got caught in one of the wheel wells. A Pasco PD officer conducted a PIT maneuver on I 182 just before the exit to Road 68, and officers were finally able to take the suspect into custody. Officers from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Pasco PD, and WSP assisted in the apprehension of the suspect, which included blocking traffic to make the situation safe for motorists on the highway.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Captain Jeff Taylor 942-7363