A stolen car, which the owner didn't know was missing yet, a chase, and drugs are related to a huge stolen property bust in Richland.

Richland police tried to pull over a Honda that was known to be stolen Tuesday. The driver, after trying to elude authorities, dumped the car near the intersection of Thayer and Putnam and fled. He is still at large, but police know who he is. The chase began due to traffic violations by the driver.

What was found in the car was stunning. From the various pictures posted, police estimate the suspect was in possession of thousands of dollars of stolen tools, cameras, digital equipment, even clothing and illegal drugs. It took over a dozen pictures to display all the stolen goods.

Some of stolen property (Richland police)

If you've had anything stolen in the last few weeks, call Richland police and they will see if it's yours. Anyone with any leads can call (509)-628-0333. All information is confidential. It's believed the thefts could be related to selling or pawning the items to get money for drugs. It's a growing problem in the area.

 

Richland stolen property (RIchland police)
Richland stolen property, LOTS of tools (Richland police)