January 30, 2023

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Sequim police arrest one, seek another in automobile theft spree

SEQUM — Just one of two suspects is in custody soon after various alleged incidents in Sequim, like quite a few vehicle thefts.

Joanie Squires, 33, of Tacoma was arrested at about 5 p.m. Thursday immediately after crashing a automobile into landscaping in entrance of Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Healthcare facility on the corner of North Seventh Avenue and West Hendrickson Road.

Choose Brent Basden put Squires on a 72-hour hold on Friday with bail set at $10,000.

Deputy police chief Mike Hill reported in a cellphone interview law enforcement foresee recommending up to 12 fees to the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s business office, like felonies of making an attempt to elude a police car and possession of a stolen auto.

Squires tentatively will be charged Tuesday in Clallam County Top-quality Court docket with Harry Gasnick, director of Clallam Community Defender, appointed her protection lawyer.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sarah Woolman said in court Friday that Squires allegedly reported she utilised methamphetamine and drank alcohol one particular hour to 90 minutes ahead of driving a stolen truck.

A 32-yr-outdated male accomplice, not identified by authorities, remained at significant after allegedly fleeing in one more stolen vehicle out of the spot, law enforcement report.

The silver GMC truck was uncovered deserted in Mason County on Friday, police explained.

Sequim law enforcement keep on to examine the whereabouts of the male, and if he’s not located, they’ll concern an arrest warrant and name him then, Hill stated.

He additional the pair’s relationship to Sequim was unidentified as of late very last week.

Noted thefts

Sequim police officers report the female and gentleman came to Sequim, allegedly in a stolen orange truck from Fife it was noticed at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in close proximity to South Rhodefer Road — when the pair allegedly stole energy resources from a parked car or truck, legislation enforcement officers reported.

Law enforcement report the pair then allegedly stole a environmentally friendly pickup from a Sunnyside Avenue condominium making and, at about 10:30 a.m., the man was witnessed on South Ninth Avenue through surveillance cameras unsuccessfully making an attempt to steal one more auto.

A handful of minutes later, the stolen inexperienced truck was abandoned on the 700 block of West Washington Street and the male allegedly stole a next car and abandoned it a couple of blocks absent.

An additional motor vehicle, a silver GMC pickup, was noted stolen at 4:45 p.m. on the 200 block of West Bell Avenue.

Shortly thereafter, Squires was allegedly witnessed driving the orange truck on the 1100 block of West Washington Avenue, and officers attempted to end her.

She allegedly fled, officers documented, as did the male, who was noticed in the silver truck nearby.

Hill explained current state legislation prevented them from pursuing the automobiles simply because of the nonviolent severity of their crimes, so officers stopped pursuing them.

Police documented the pair allegedly fled east on Washington Street into oncoming targeted traffic.

The guy allegedly struck a different motor vehicle with the driver unhurt on the 700 block of West Washington Avenue, police report. He turned towards Westside Pizza and was stuck in its landscaping with police demanding he exit, but he fled all over again, law enforcement report.

Squires drove the orange truck up North Seventh Avenue, the place she struck landscaping and a substantial rock in entrance of a veterinarian hospital, exactly where she was arrested.

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Matthew Nash is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula Information Team, which is composed of Audio Publishing newspapers Peninsula Day-to-day News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Attain him at [email protected].
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