A car stolen from Pasco that was seen driving around Richland New Year's Day has been recovered, and the driver apprehended.

Pasco police said this 2004 Kia Optima was taken from the 1300 block of North 22nd. in Pasco, it had been left unattended with the engine running.

Police say then it was spotted in Richland in the Rite Aid Parking lot, 1500 GW Way. The suspect was seen rummaging through the vehicle around noon.

Pasco police now say the stolen vehicle has been located in Yakima and the driver apprehended. However they did NOT release the driver's name or any other details.

They do remind people, however, to make sure they lock vehicles and don't leave the engine running with nobody in the vehicle!


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