2 arrested after crashing car at BMX park

Print Article

Moses Lake Police Department/courtesy photo Two men were arrested in Moses Lake on Wednesday after fleeing from police and crashing at the BMX park in Moses Lake.

MOSES LAKE — Two men are in jail after leading police on a chase that ended at a BMX park in Moses Lake early Wednesday morning.

About 3:30 a.m. Moses Lake police attempted to pull over a 1998 Honda on West Marina Drive, but the driver of the Honda, identified as Randy James, 20, of Moses Lake, refused to pull over. Police pursued the Honda through the lower Peninsula neighborhood and James reportedly crashed through a fence at the Larson Recreation Center and started heading toward the BMX park.

“James tried to navigate the obstacles with his vehicle, doing his best impression of a 13-year-old on a bicycle, but the jumps were no match for the 1998 Honda,” MLPD Capt. Mike Williams said.

James allegedly jumped out of the driver’s side window and attempted to flee the area but was captured by an officer after a short foot pursuit. One of the two passengers in the Honda, identified as Daniel Tudor, 18, of Moses Lake, attempted to run as well but was captured after a short pursuit. The other occupant in the Honda stayed in the car and was released from the scene.

Police reportedly located a gun and ammunition in the Honda, which was impounded pending a search warrant. In addition to the damaged fence, a MLPD patrol vehicle was damaged in the incident.

James and Tudor, who are both convicted felons, were booked into the Grant County Jail for investigation of several charges. James is no stranger to high speed pursuits; he was previously sentenced in connection with an October 2015 incident in which he led deputies on a lengthy chase in a stolen vehicle and ended up barricading himself in a home in the Lakeview community.

Richard Byrd can be reached via email at city@columbiabasinherald.com.

Print Article

Read More Crime & Fire

Traffic stop leads to huge heroin, meth seizure

October 19, 2017 at 9:35 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — An Oct. 5 traffic stop in Moses Lake has led to a large seizure of drugs that have a combined street value of $1.2 million. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET),...

Comments

Read More

Gavin Seim to represent self in court

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Former Fourth Congressional District candidate Gavin Seim, who was arrested in August for allegedly harassing and obstructing an officer, will be representing himself in future court pro...

Comments

Read More

Othello man gets 20 years for murder

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OTHELLO — A Othello man will be spending 20 years in prison for shooting and killing a 27-year-old woman near Othello in January. Ismael Soriano-Altamirano, 32, of Othello, recently pleaded guilty i...

Comments

Read More

ML man arrested for warrants after fleeing police

October 16, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested for warrants Thursday after he reportedly fled from an officer and darted across a busy highway. About 12:45 p.m. a Moses Lake Police Department officer wa...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2017 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X