Stolen Car Suspect Captured by Kennewick Police

From the Kennewick Police Department-


On Saturday August 24th at about 5:00pm, Richland PD advised of a Jeep that was just stolen from Discount Tire Store on Gage Blvd.  A Kennewick patrol officer spotted the Jeep moments later near Gage Blvd and Center Parkway, and with the assistance of a Benton County Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The driver of the stolen Jeep refused to stop, and the vehicle pursuit ensued.  At the intersection of Grandridge Blvd. and Montana St. the Jeep crashed into a sign and the driver fled on foot.  The suspect was located hiding in the back yard of 1402 N Montana St and taken into custody.  The entire pursuit lasted only about 30 seconds.  No one was injured.  The suspect was booked into the Benton County Jail for attempting to elude a police vehicle, Hit and Run, Reckless Endangerment.