Richland Driver Hits Trifecta–Stolen SUV, Plates And Tabs
Pasco Police now say a driver arrested for auto theft last Wednesday had allegedly stolen an SUV in Pasco back in January.
Last Wednesday, just after midnight, Officer Kierra Peoples was on patrol near 17th and Sylvester, when she spotted a gray Lincoln Navigator that matched the description of one reported stolen nearly 3 months ago.
As she trailed the suspect, dispatch informed her the plates came back registered to a white GMV Envoy, and the actual registration tabs were from a black Ford Expedition. It's presumed the plates and tabs were also stolen.
Peoples attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused to pull over. However, another patrol unit arrived, and was able to help block in the Lincoln, forcing the driver to stop.
He was identified as 40-year-old Orlando Cameron of Richland. He was booked into the Franklin County jail on an investigative hold for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, in addition to facing several misdemeanors related to driving and failing to stop.
It's almost comical that some auto thieves believe they can fool Police by stealing license plates from other vehicles in an attempt to 'disguise' the stolen rig they're driving. In this case, the suspect hit the trifecta with vehicle, plates, and tabs.
Anyone who may have any additional information about this case is urged to call authorities at (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
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