Vehicle pursuit in Vancouver leads to arrest, multiple charges

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Travis Streeter of Bonney Lake, was driving a stolen truck and trailer

Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies were forced to conduct a pursuit Monday evening of a driver attempting to elude officers in Vancouver. 

On Monday (May 3) at 8:10 p.m., a CCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on St. Johns Road. Just prior to the stop, the vehicle had almost caused a head-on collision. The driver provided a name, which was later determined to be fabricated.  The driver fled the scene of the traffic stop in his vehicle, which was a white Ford F450 box truck towing a cargo trailer. 

Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies were forced to conduct a pursuit Monday evening of a driver attempting to elude officers in Vancouver. File photo
Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies were forced to conduct a pursuit Monday evening of a driver attempting to elude officers in Vancouver. File photo

Believing the driver was impaired, deputies initiated a pursuit.  The suspect was driving recklessly and in the wrong direction of travel as he tried to evade pursuing deputies.  Several motorists had to avoid being struck by the suspect.  A responding deputy was almost rammed by the suspect at NE 60th Street and St. Johns Road.  The deputy was forced off the roadway and collided with a utility pole.  The deputy was not injured. 

The pursuit continued into the East Minnehaha neighborhood where the suspect rammed another deputy head-on.  This deputy sustained a minor injury.  Near the intersection of NE 54th Street and 40th Avenue, deputies were able to force the suspect off the roadway.  The suspect’s vehicle collided with a chain-link fence and came to a rest in a residential yard. 

The suspect, identified to be 33-year-old Travis Streeter of Bonney Lake, was ultimately arrested.  The truck and trailer he was driving were found to be stolen.  Streeter did not have any apparent injuries.  

Streeter was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of RCW 9A.36.011 Assault I, RCW 9A.56.068 Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, RCW 46.61.024 Attempt to Elude, RCW 46.61.500 Reckless Driving, RCW 9A.36.050 Reckless Endangerment, and RCW 46.20.342 Driving with License Suspended 3rd Degree.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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