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Juvenile Males Arrested for Causing Patrol Car Collision

Posted 8/14/2012 3:47 PM by MDGREGORY

Spokane Valley Sheriff's Corporal J. Welton arrested two 16-year-old juvenile males today, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, for causing a collision Friday, August 3, 2012, just after midnight involving a Spokane Valley patrol vehicle.

Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies were responding to a fight call in the area of 24th and Pines Road near South Pines Elementary around midnight. While enroute, Deputy R. Olson struck a large piece of wood near 6th and Pines causing his patrol vehicle to spin out of control from the impact. Deputy Olson's patrol vehicle rolled and he sustained injuries to his back from the collision.

Initially, investigators thought the whole scenario may have been a set-up as other deputies did not find a fight at the school. However, both juvenile males admitted to placing the wood in the roadway anticipating a vehicle running it over. At this point in his investigation, Corporal Welton does not feel this was an ambush situation focused at law enforcement.

Both juveniles said that prior to the collision another vehicle ran over the wood on Pines Road.

If you have any information about this vehicle you are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Both male subjects were booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for the felony charge of Malicious Mischief 1st degree and misdemeanor charge of Reckless Endangerment.

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