Man Arrested After Stealing Car at Gunpoint and High Speed Chase
A man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a car at gunpoint and leading police on a high speed chase outside of Yakima. According to news reports the 24 year old arrested is Omar Acevedo of Toppenish and is charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of Stolen Property, Eluding Police, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and DWLS/R in the Third Degree. Police had received a call from a 61 year old man that his car had been taken by gunpoint just outside of Toppenish. Sheriffs officers soon found the suspect in the car who led them on a high speed chase around the area.
The chase ended when police used spike strips to stop the car and arrest Acevedo with a slight struggle. Luckily no one was injured in the indecent.