2 Juveniles in Stolen Vehicle Captured After Attempt to Run
Spokane Valley Deputies initially responded to a report of two males throwing items from a moving vehicle. They located the car, which had been reported from Centralia, WA, on October 28th. The driver would not stop and tried to evade Deputies. The pursuit was terminated for safety on I-90, but the driver continued driving recklessly and took the Barker Exit from eastbound I-90. The suspect collided with another vehicle in the intersection and continued south on Barker. Deputies later located the two juvenile suspects, placing them under arrest.
On October 29, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a motorist reported the occupants of a white Volkswagen Jetta were throwing objects from the vehicle. The caller described the driver as a black male with a purple sweatshirt and white male passenger. She said the pair threw items at her window but had not caused damage.
Radio Communications Dispatchers checked the license plate of the suspect vehicle provided by the caller and learned it was reported stolen in Centralia, WA, on October 28, 2019.
Deputy Bruner located the stolen vehicle near Sullivan and I-90. He activated his emergency lights assisted by Deputy Chamberlin in a second fully marked patrol car. The driver failed to yield, making a reckless lane change and entering onto I-90 eastbound.
With Deputies in pursuit, the driver made several reckless lane changes with speeds approaching 100 mph. With concerns for the public due to the suspect’s reckless disregard, the Deputies turned off their emergency lights/siren, slowed and pulled toward the right-side shoulder, terminating the pursuit.
The suspect continued at a high rate of speed and took the Barker exit. Deputies, still on I-90, observed the Volkswagen collide with a vehicle on Barker and flee the collision scene south on Barker without stopping to check on the other driver.
Deputies stopped to contact the driver of the victim vehicle who was shaken up but appeared not to be injured while other Deputies attempted to locate the suspects.
A few minutes later, Deputy Wilson observed the suspect vehicle driving on a private driveway near Henry and Sprague. Deputy Wilson, via radio, advised of the suspect’s location and that the two male suspects were jumping fences. Ignoring commands to stop, the suspect ran up the large hill toward a housing development. Deputies assisted by Liberty Lake Police Officers drove to the top of the hill and made their way to the suspects, successfully taking them into custody without further incident.
The suspects were identified and found to be juveniles in their late teens. They were transported and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Law Enforcement, and Hit and Run Property Damage.