Wash. police find stolen truck near police station

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COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. (AP) -- Steal a pickup truck in Oregon. Check. Drive it across the border into Washington. Check. Park it across the street from the police department. Oops.

College Place, Wash., Police Chief Dennis Lepiane says police got word Thursday that a pickup stolen in Umatilla (yoo-muh-TIHL'-ah) County, Ore., might be headed for Washington.

It was only about half an hour later when one of his officers saw a vehicle matching the description. It was parked across the street from City Hall, home of the Police Department.

According to the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, officers confirmed it was the right vehicle, then confronted an 18-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy. They fled through an apartment complex but were both arrested.

The woman was taken to jail and the younger teen was placed in juvenile detention.

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com