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Grant County deputies search for driver after motorcycle chase

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GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

Update:  Grant County Sheriff's deputies say they are still searching for a suspect Sunday, but residents in the Sunland Estates community can resume normal activities. The community was given the all clear and there is no risk to the public right now.

However, deputies are asking for the public's help finding a stolen black Yamaha R1 motorcycle. Police say the motorcyclist led them on a high speed chase on that kind of motorcycle Sunday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m. a deputy noticed the motorcycle driving erratically on SR 281 north of George, Wash. The deputy chased after, with the pursuit topping speeds of 130 mph. The deputy lost sight of the motorcycle, but later received a tip that the motorcycle went into Sunland Estates. Deputies sealed off the community and searched with K-9 Chicka for about two hours, but came up empty. And called off the search around 2 p.m.

Deputies learned later the motorcycle was stolen from a home in Beverly.

The only description of the driver is a medium-build person  wearing camouflage pants. Other features were covered by clothing and a helmet.

Anyone with info is asked to call 509-762-1160.

Previous coverage: 

Grant County Sheriff's deputies are searching the Sunland Estates community for suspect who was involved in a pursuit earlier Sunday. Deputies believe the person is hiding in the Sunland Estates area, but say there is no good description of the man because he evaded police at a distance.

Deputies are using K9s to search. Deputies ask anyone in the area to remain indoors as much as possible to help the K9s track the suspect.

If residents see anything suspicious, they should call 911.

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