Three arrested after chase near Yakima

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- At about 0610 hrs YCSO deputies were dispatched to the area of the 3700 block of S. 40th Avenue, in Yakima County, for a report of subjects sleeping in a vehicle on a private roadway. As the first deputy was approaching the area, a red Chevrolet Suburban entered his radar at a speed well above the posted limit, and then continued to speed up after it passed him. This vehicle was of the same description as the suspicious vehicle.

The deputy briefly lost sight of the vehicle, but checked the area. After observing dust in an area orchard, he located the suspect vehicle in the orchard. The vehicle then began moving and actively attempted to elude him. A pursuit ensued and continued out of the orchard and onto the county roadway.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop after entering the county roadway. Eventually, the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway west of 16th Avenue on Gilbert Rd. and became disabled at that point. The driver, a 29 y/o male from Yakima was immediately taken into custody for investigation of felony eluding.

A 21 y/o male passenger, an 18 y/o female passenger, and a 25 y/o female passenger, all from Yakima, were also taken into custody from the vehicle.

A firearm was visible inside of the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet suburban was impounded to the sheriff's office and a search warrant was obtained. Located within the vehicle was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, illegal narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia, and alcohol.

The driver was subsequently booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges including felony eluding, possession of narcotics, and an outstanding warrant.

The 21 y/o male passenger was booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 18 y/o female passenger was booked into the Yakima County Jail on alcohol related charges.

The 25 y/o female passenger was released.

Further charges may be pending. The investigation is continuing.

There is no further information at this time.