On 10/08/17 at approximately 1:50 AM a Douglas County Deputy was on routine patrol near the intersection of Sunset Hwy. and Hwy. 2 when he observed a silver 2009 Ford Taurus traveling at a very high rate of speed.
He caught up with the vehicle on the Eastmont extension and paced it at 75 mph in a 40 mph zone. The Deputy gave chase with his emergency equipment on and followed the vehicle up a dead end road. The suspect vehicle turned around to come back the way he came and nearly hit the Deputy. The suspect turned from Eastmont onto Baker and collided with a guard rail.
The Deputy saw multiple suspects exit the vehicle, jump the guard rail, and flee on foot. One juvenile male suspect was found hiding in some bushes near a private residence. He was arrested without incident and booked at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.
Vehicle was found to have been stolen from Entiat several hours earlier. At approximately 1:00 PM the driver of the stolen vehicle turned himself in at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He was also booked at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.
The driver was a 16 year old male. There were three passengers: a 14 year old male and two 15 year old males. All were from East Wenatchee. The case is still under investigation.