In the area of Sam Benn Park officers were finally able to obtain the license plate of the car. Officers were told that the car was not reported stolen. On 1/28/13 officers were informed by HPD that the car was eventually reported stolen and had been a unsigned stolen during the pursuit.
Hoquiam Car Chase Ends on Foot in Aberdeen
by Dave Haviland •
At one point the suspect drove through the grass at Sam Benn Park. At that time an Aberdeen Police Officer became the primary police vehicle pursuing the red Honda.
The pursuit continued through the area of 9th and J street, with the suspect heading Westbound on 8th and then onto 6th.
At Scammel and Simpson the suspect turned Westbound onto Simpson, going against the flow of traffic. Aberdeen officers did not follow the suspect onto Simpson due to the extreme danger to the public. The suspect then turned SB onto Maple.
The red Honda was found abandoned on the East side of the Renal Care Clinic on Industrial Parkway. Officer responded to the area with some going out on foot.
With the assistance of the public the suspect was seen on foot on Rice street, near Morgan. Aberdeen Officers located the suspect and arrested him without incident on the West side of the house at 2013 Morgan. Officers were able to confirm that this suspect was the same person who was driving the red Honda.
The suspect was turned over to Hoquiam PD as was the suspect vehicle.