Centralia Police

Vehicle Thefts Escalate in Centralia Over Weekend; Suspect Runs From Police, K9

By The Chronicle

Centralia police narrowly missed arresting a suspect driving a stolen Honda in the midst of a spate of thefts of similar vehicles hitting Centralia in the past week.

At 11:47 a.m. on Sunday, police saw a male suspect driving a stolen Honda in the 300 block of N Street in Centralia. When an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver reportedly stopped in the middle of the road and ran away on foot.

A police K9 responded and tracked the suspect to a nearby house, but the suspect wasn’t located. The investigation is ongoing.

Between last Tuesday and early Friday morning, nine cars were reported stolen within Centralia city limits and another two at rural Centralia addresses.

Five more cars were reported stolen in Centralia Friday.

At 7:10 a.m. Friday, a Honda was reported stolen in the 300 block of South Buckner Street in Centralia. It was recovered two hours later near Edison Elementary School.

At 7:57 a.m. Friday, a Honda CRV was reported stolen in the 400 block of North Ash Street. It was also recovered stolen later that day, near Centralia-Alpha Road.

At 8:35 a.m. Friday, a blue 1991 Honda Accord was reported stolen in the 700 block of North Washington Avenue.

At 9:10 a.m. on Friday, a 1991 Toyota Camry with Oregon license plates was reported stolen in the 1400 block of Johnson Road.

At 4:24 p.m. Friday, a 2000 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 200 block of North Pearl Street.

A 1994 Toyota truck reported stolen at 8:34 a.m. on Saturday from the 1800 block of North Pearl Street.

At 5:49 a.m. on Sunday, a 1996 Honda that was reported stolen in Napavine was recovered in the 300 block of North Oak Street.

Another stolen Honda was recovered at 7:49 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Long Road in Centralia.

At 6:40 a.m. on Monday, a blue 1990 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia.