Deputies: Man arrested after trying to steal truck near Ellensburg

KITTITAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- On 1/3/2014 at about 3:20 AM, Deputies responded to 4000 Blk of Thrall Road south of Ellensburg to a report of prowler.

Upon arrival deputies discovered a one vehicle rollover collision and 20 year old Gunnar Genge, who lived on Thrall Road, standing in the front yard bleeding.

The investigation indicates that Genge allegedly had wrecked his own vehicle and then attempted to steal a pickup parked in front of the residence.

He drove that pickup into the garage door and damaged the door as well as another vehicle parked inside the garage. He then took the keys from inside the pickup and attempted to enter the residence but was stopped by law enforcement prior to gaining entry.

Genge was transported by Kittitas FIre and Rescue to Kittitas Valley Hospital for minor injuries. A search warrant was obtained for Genges' blood and the results are pending.

Genge was booked for Attempted Residential Burglary, Theft of a motor vehicle and malicious mischief 1st. More charges pending.