The 18-year-old Woodland resident was apprehended after attempting to elude officers in stolen vehicle and later on foot
An 18-year-old Woodland resident was apprehended after attempting to elude law enforcement officers late Saturday night in Orchards.
On Saturday (Aug. 6) at about 11:45 p.m., a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a stolen vehicle parked at a gas pump near the Arco gas station located at 13608 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver.
When the deputy attempted to contact the vehicle, which was occupied by a single male, the subject fled in the vehicle with the gas pump still inserted, striking a bystander with the vehicle and the severed gas pump hose.
The deputy engaged the stolen vehicle in a pursuit but quickly terminated for public safety when the vehicle reached speeds of over 110 mph on NE 76th St. The vehicle was soon located by several other law enforcement officers, after it turned around several times, still driving recklessly through Orchards.
Deputies re-engaged with the vehicle until the driver came to a dead-end near the 10400 block of NE 86th Ave. a short time later. The driver fled on foot, into the Curtin Creek Natural Area. Deputies conducted a track through the area, with the assistance of a Vancouver Police K-9 and Portland Air 2, and the suspect was quickly apprehended without further incident.
The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Weston Walker, of Woodland. He was transported to an area hospital after making claims of ingesting controlled substances, pending processing on suspicion of Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was confirmed to have been stolen out of Medford, Oregon.
Deputies returned to the gas station but were unable to locate the bystander who had been struck by the fleeing vehicle.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information related to this investigation contact Deputy Michael Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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