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Vehicle stolen in Portland recovered in Hockinson after string of hit-runs

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: September 25, 2022, 3:55pm

A woman was arrested and a vehicle stolen in Portland was recovered Sunday following a string of hit-and-runs in Clark County.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency dispatchers received calls around 10:50 a.m. about a reckless driver involved in multiple hit-and-runs. The vehicle was first reported at the intersection of Northeast 99th Street and Highway 99, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Dispatch received five reports, each one farther to the east than the previous call. Shortly after, deputies learned the vehicle was “unreported stolen,” meaning the owner had called it in, but the vehicle wasn’t entered into a law office enforcement database, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies found the vehicle after a hit-and-run in Hockinson. They saw the vehicle drive toward a group of people walking on Northeast 192nd Avenue near Davis Road, the news release states.

Deputies prepared to use spike strips to stop the vehicle, but the driver stopped and surrendered.

Deputies confirmed with the Portland Police Bureau that the vehicle was taken during a burglary, the sheriff’s office said.

Erika Lynn McClung was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and driving under the influence. Charges in Portland are pending.