Thursday, February 22, 2024

Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest vehicle theft suspect


CHELAN - Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison reports a vehicle theft incident leading to an arrest. On Feb. 4, at around 4:21 p.m., deputies received a report from a citizen at Jerry’s Auto Supply in Chelan. The citizen reported their vehicle was not returned after being loaned to a friend. The investigation confirmed another individual had indeed taken the vehicle.

Shortly after, a deputy located the vehicle in Entiat and attempted to initiate a stop. The driver failed to comply and fled. The deputy did not pursue, adhering to Washington State laws.

Further investigation identified the suspect as Joey Reyes, a 47-year-old male from Quincy. On Feb. 5, at about 11:36 a.m., Reyes was located and arrested in the 300 block of E. Wapato Ave in Chelan. He faces charges of eluding and driving with a suspended license, third-degree, along with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Sheriff Morrison stated, "Though state laws attempt to suppress effective law enforcement, Chelan County Deputies will continue to investigate, locate, and arrest subjects who commit crimes within our communities."


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