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.
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.