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Spokane Valley deputy recovers stolen vehicle after chase

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Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen truck Monday night. Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen truck Monday night.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office reports deputies recovered a stolen GMC Sierra in the area of Marshall and Napa Monday night after a brief pursuit.

The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday when Deputy James Wang spotted what he thought was criminal activity in the area of 2nd and Custer while on patrol. Deputy Wang saw two people standing next to the passenger window of a white GMC Sierra pickup with no license plate. The pickup was in the driveway of a house familiar to deputies. Deputy Wang pulled up behind the pickup to talk to the people outside.

While the deputy was getting out of his car, the Sierra started to back up. Deputy Wang yelled for the driver to stop, but they didn't, narrowly missing the patrol car. The deputy started to chase the pickup when he was informed that it was recently reported stolen.

Because of the reckless and dangerous driving by the  suspect, the pursuit was terminated within minutes near Boone and Napa. A few minutes later the Sierra was found in the area of Marshall and Napa but a search for the driver was unsuccessful.

The owner of the truck, who reported it stolen on Sunday, came and picked it up at the scene.

Anyone who can help identify the suspect or has information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference #376490.

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