Olympia teen arrested after leading Ocean Shores police on high speed beach chase

A 16 year old male from Olympia was arrested after leading Ocean Shores Police Officers on a high speed chase throughout downtown and the beach. Sgt Don Grossi with Ocean Shores police tells KBKW the call originally came in as a vehicle stuck in the sand earlier Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Grossi responded and the vehicle was gone from the beach when he arrived. A vehicle that matched the description of the stuck vehicle was seen leaving the Ocean Lake Way Beach Approach as Sergeant Grossi was arriving on scene. Officers were later advised that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Olympia.

A short time later, Sergeant Grossi located the same vehicle on the beach spinning circles near the Damon Road Beach Approach. Sergeant Grossi caught up with the vehicle and the vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel. The vehicle then took off at a high rate and lead officers on a high speed chase throughout the downtown area and the beach. The chase ended at the end of Chickamin Street in Illahee. The two occupants fled the vehicle into the dune area behind the residence on Chickamin Street. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department responded with a K-9 and one of the two subjects was apprehended without incident. That subject, a juvenile, was booked into the Grays Harbor Juvenile Detention facility. The second subject, also a juvenile, got away but has been identified and a case will be submitted to the Grays Harbor Prosecutor for charges against him.