Bremerton, WA – Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers recovered three stolen vehicles in two separate incidents in Mason and Clallam County this week.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, around 6:43 p.m., Troopers responded to a motorcycle crashed into a ditch on State Route 106 near milepost 18. The rider fled the scene on foot and was later located hiding behind a vehicle in a nearby driveway by Troopers and Firefighters.
The rider, a 30-year old Port Orchard man, was taken into custody and is accused of possession of a stolen vehicle, drug and drug paraphernalia possession and other possible charges. The charges were referred to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office.
A second incident occurred at 9:28 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. Troopers say a blue Chrysler Sebring was reported stolen from Port Angeles. The vehicle was later found in the ditch on Northbound State Route 101 near Lake Pleasant Road.
A good Samaritan in a silver 2001 Ford Ranger pickup stopped to assist the driver in the crashed vehicle. The driver of the crashed vehicle got into the good Samaritans pickup and took off Southbound on State Route 101 towards Forks. The driver was later identified as 30-year old Skylar Vestal. Vestal allegedly continued Southbound for approximately seven miles until he was stopped and detained by Forks Police Officers without incident.
Troopers later placed Vestal into custody under the suspicion of two-counts of theft of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence and driving while license suspended third degree. He was booked into the Clallam County Jail.