Yelm Police: A High Speed Chase and a Trespasser

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Woman Leads Police on High Speed Chase into Pierce County 

A Yelm Police Officer attempted to pull over a woman on Harold Court the evening of April 29 when she led the officer on a high-speed pursuit.

The officer initially attempted to pull the woman over after she abruptly tried to turn off onto a side road as the officer approached in his vehicle. After running the license plate, the officer recognized the registered owner as being in a romantic relation to another woman who was wanted on warrants and for questioning about a burglary. The officer was able to make a positive ID that the woman driving was the suspect in question and after activating his lights to stop the vehicle, the woman continued to drive and did not slow down. She took the officer on a chase through town and into McKenna and onto State Highway 702. Speeds reached upwards of 115 mph. Because of the positive ID and speeds reached, police terminated the pursuit. As the officer turned off his lights and began to slow down, the woman who was about 500 feet ahead attempted to turn onto a side road. She crashed into a culvert and through a livestock fence and then took off on foot. Officers were able to detain her and she was booked into Thurston County Jail.

 

Man Found Standing In Flower Shop

Police were dispatched just after midnight on May 5 for a burglary alarm at Yelm Floral. They found a man standing inside the business with a bloody nose. The man didn’t follow commands and said he didn’t know where he was. The officer recognized the man as someone he’d just talked to 15 minutes prior. The man thought he was visiting friends in Tumwater. He was arrested for trespassing and booked into Nisqually Jail.

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