Wanted Warden man leads Moses Lake Police on chase

Police in Moses Lake say a wanted man is in custody after leading officers on a chase Tuesday afternoon. He was eventually taken down by K9 Chief and arrested.

Moses Lake Police say around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers and members of the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force received information that 34-year-old Michael Castoreno, of Warden, was at a house in the Terrace area of Moses Lake. Castoreno had felony warrants for his arrested and was thought to be armed.

Before officers could secure the area around the home, Castoreno got in a car parked in front of the house and took off. Officers attempted to stop him, and deflated three of his tires using spike strips, but he continued to run from police.

The pursuit continued down Highway 17 at low speeds. During the pursuit police say at least one US Marshals vehicle was damaged.

As the chase entered Warden, Warden Police assisted in the pursuit, and Warden Schools were locked down as a precaution.

After driving down several streets in Warden, Castoreno eventually ditched his vehicle, which was heavily damaged. He attempted to run on foot, but didn't get far. Moses Lake K9 Chief was deployed and Castoreno was taken into custody.

Additional details weren't immediately available. As we learn more, we will update this story. 

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