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Police nab Glenwood burglar, car thief


February 28, 2018

On Sunday someone saw a man burglarizing a shop just south of Glenwood. The suspect, later identified as David Chapelle, 33, of Portland, soon realized he had been discovered. He bolted from the scene in a truck.

The citizen who discovered the burglary followed Chapelle until the two were involved in a collision. Chapelle then took off running in the woods.

Sergeant Fred Kilian, Deputy Ben Corning, Deputy Erik Beasley, Deputy Jim Leininger, Range Deputy Harold Cole, and Bingen-White Salmon Officer Frank Randall all responded to the area to start a search for Chapelle. There were several Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Posse members who responded as well. After tracking Chapelle for some distance, Cole spotted Chapelle, who again took off running. Cole and Beasley were able to push Chapelle towards Leininger who spotted Chapelle. Leininger, with the help of a posse member, was able to take Chapelle into custody.

After further investigation, it was determined the vehicle Chapelle was driving was stolen out of a shop in Portland. There were several items of stolen property that were taken from the shop in the truck. Chapelle was booked into the jail on related charges.

“This was a display of great team work among the involved law enforcement agencies, the posse, and the citizen,” a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said in a statement.

In other action the same day, at 12:01 a.m., Deputy Chris Wyzykowski was traveling southbound on Highway 97 when he checked a registration on a 2008 Honda Fit. The vehicle came back as stolen out Wapato. Wyzykowski made contact with the vehicle and the driver at the Goldendale 76 Station parking lot. The driver, later to be identified as Deangelo Bear, 21, of Yakima was taken into custody. Bear told Wyzykowski that he had found the vehicle with the keys in it in Wapato. Bear was booked into the Klickitat County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

“This was an example of great proactive police work,” the KCSO statement said.


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