Man arrested for multiple crimes after Friday morning auto theft

Junior Herman, 22, was arrested on multiple counts of Residential Burglary, Hit and Run, Theft, and Robbery

A 22-year-old man reportedly committed a number of crimes Friday morning before being apprehended and arrested on multiple charges.

Junior Herman, 22, was arrested for multiple crimes after a Friday morning auto theft. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Junior Herman, 22, was arrested for multiple crimes after a Friday morning auto theft. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The string of incidents began Friday morning at just before 9 a.m. when Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an auto theft in progress at 7900 NE 18th Ave. The victim reported a male with a machete had robbed him and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle. The suspect left in the victim’s vehicle, crashed into a fence and fled the area.

A short time later in the city of Vancouver, the suspect drove the stolen vehicle through a residential garage structure, crashing through multiple fences, finally coming to rest in a field of Marrion Elementary School. The school was unoccupied as it is under construction. The vehicle was not being pursued at the time.

After coming to rest in the grass field, the suspect fled the vehicle into the neighborhood area of NE 10th Street and NE 100th Avenue. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
After coming to rest in the grass field, the suspect fled the vehicle into the neighborhood area of NE 10th Street and NE 100th Avenue. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

After coming to rest in the grass field, the suspect fled the vehicle into the neighborhood area of NE 10th Street and NE 100th Avenue. During the search for the suspect by law enforcement, the suspect committed two residential burglaries and was ultimately located by law enforcement hiding in a tree.

Junior Herman, 22, was arrested on multiple counts of Residential Burglary, Hit and Run, Theft, and Robbery. There are no outstanding suspects currently and there is no threat to the community.

This case is currently under investigation by The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit and the Vancouver Police.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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