Moses Lake police stop carjacking in progress Friday

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MOSES LAKE - Moses Lake police reportedly stopped a carjacking in progress Friday afternoon after patrol officers happened across the incident, arresting two men allegedly involved in the crime.

Ruben Sabedra, 30, of Moses Lake, was arrested on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant. Miguel Chavez Amezqua, 27, of Moses Lake, was arrested on charges of first-degree domestic violence robbery, felony eluding and an outstanding felony warrant, according to police.

“Friday afternoon, officers from the Moses Lake Police Department were driving on Marina when they came across a woman obviously trying to stop a car from leaving, and being dragged down the street,” the Moses Lake Police Department wrote in a statement. “The detectives deduced that criminal activity was likely afoot, and activated their overhead lights, just as the woman fell off the car and hit the ground.”

When officers stopped the vehicle, Sabedra allegedly exited the car and attempted to walk away from pursuing police. Police tackled Sabedra and took him into custody after he reportedly took an aggressive stance when confronted.

The driver of the car, Chavez Amezqua, reportedly fled in the stolen vehicle, “no doubt thinking he could disappear like a Husky lead in a thunderstorm,” police wrote in a statement, making a dig at the recent University of Washington loss to the California Golden Bears.

Chavez Amezqua reportedly fled to Commerce Street, where he allegedly ditched the car and ran into a business. With the help of the employees and an application of a 40mm less-than-lethal tear gas projectile, Chavez Amezqua was taken into custody, police wrote.

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