Stolen Connell vehicle (FCSO)
Stolen Connell vehicle (FCSO)
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The search for a stolen vehicle suspect continues in North Franklin County

THEFT, HIT-AND-RUN KEEP DEPUTIES BUSY

Two incidents kept Deputies busy Sunday afternoon.

First, in Connell, a victim left their vehicle running at a Connell gas station, and discovered somebody had driven off with it. However, a short time later, the Toyota SUV was spotted traveling on Road 170 near Basin City. Deputies stopped it and the driver gave up without incident.

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 SECOND INCIDENT A LOT MORE 'ACTIVE'

About an hour after the Connell theft, near Taylor Flats and Dogwood Road north of Pasco, dispatch notified Deputies that a vehicle had been spotted with plates matching those of a stolen vehicle. An officer was going to pull it over because it was speeding, the plates matched the stolen vehicle.

 

Vehicle stolen from Connell gas station (FCSO)
Vehicle stolen from Connell gas station (FCSO)
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But when a Deputy attempted to pull them over, they sped off at a high rate of speed. The Officer terminated the pursuit because of road conditions and safety factors. Then a short time later, Pasco Police informed the Sheriff's Department that suspect vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run crash near 9th Ave. in town.

However, the driver fled the scene and the search continues.

 

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