Crime spree stopped after catching vehicle prowlers in action
On Wednesday morning just after 9 am, a 48 year old Montesano resident interrupted a vehicle prowl at the Humptulips River boat launch. The Montesano man was returning to the boat launch when he heard a noise coming from near his parked Ford pickup. A silver Dodge Durango was parked next to his truck with a man standing nearby. A woman in the Dodge yelled and the man jumped into the Durango and fled the scene. Deputies found that two pickups had been broken into by smashing out the rear windows and various items had been taken.
The Montesano man was able to give a description of the suspect, and the license plate number of the vehicle. Just after 10 am, Washington State Patrol found the vehicle on SR 109 just outside of Hoquiam. When the trooper attempted to stop the Durango, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed into city limits. WSP pursued the vehicle to the 500 block of Tyler Street in Hoquiam before it came to a stop and the man attempted to flee on foot before he was eventually tazed and taken into custody. The 50 year old Aberdeen resident has an extensive criminal history.
2 women were found inside the Dodge Durango, a 22 year old from Aberdeen and a 26 year old from Ocean Shores. The women were arrested for vehicle prowl. Officers found that the individuals had been on a crime spree that started earlier that morning in Ocean Shores. The man was found to have committed multiple burglaries in Ocean Shores. Ocean Shores PD is currently investigating. The trio then stopped at a business in Hogan’s Corner and committed a theft there before stopping at the Humptulips River boat launch to commit the two vehicle prowls.
All three were transported to the Grays Harbor County Jail and booked on the vehicle prowls. Additional charges are pending.
The man had a felony warrant for his arrest for a Burglary that he allegedly committed back in July. He now is facing additional burglary charges, in addition to Eluding a Police Vehicle, VUCSA, Theft of Prescription Pills, Theft, and Criminal Trespass.