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Dec. 1, 2023

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Deputies chase stolen car through Orchards

Suspect nabbed Saturday night

By , Columbian Features Editor

A man driving a stolen car led deputies on a chase through Orchards Saturday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a deputy spotted a stolen car parked at a gas pump at the Arco at 13608 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. When the deputy approached the car, it fled with the gas pump still inserted, severing the hose, and struck a bystander.

The deputy gave chase but stopped when the stolen car reached speeds of 110 mph on Northeast 76th Street. Several other law enforcement officers then pursued the car as it swerved through Orchards.

The car came to a dead end near the 10400 block of Northeast 86th Ave. The driver fled on foot into Curtin Creek Natural Area. Deputies caught the man with the assistance of a Vancouver Police K-9 and Portland Air 2.

The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 18-year-old Weston Walker of Woodland. The sheriff’s office said he was taken to a local hospital after telling authorities he ingested controlled substances, to be later booked on suspicion of attempting to elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle. The sheriff’s office said the car had been stolen from Medford, Ore.

Deputies returned to the gas station but couldn’t find the bystander who had been struck by the fleeing vehicle. The sheriff’s office is asks anyone with information related to this investigation contact Deputy Michael Gonzalez at michael.gonzalez@clark.wa.gov.

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