Franklin County deputies identify stolen vehicles

The driver involved in a hit-and-run is still on the loose
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — Sunday afternoon Franklin County deputies said they were busy looking for two stolen vehicles they found within minutes of each other.

According to a post on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the first vehicle was stolen from a gas station in Connell, where deputies said the keys were left inside the running vehicle. Deputies said they pursued the car that was spotted traveling west on R-170 in Basin City. The Facebook post said deputies pulled the car over, arrested the driver, and booked them without incident into the Franklin County Jail.

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In less than an hour, over near Taylor Flats Road and Dogwood Road, another deputy discovered a different stolen vehicle, according to the FCSO. The deputy pursued and attempted to stop that driver for a speeding violation, but the FCSO said the driver took off at a high rate of speed as “the deputy did not pursue and lost sight of the vehicle.”

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Pasco Police were dispatched to a hit-and-run a short time later near 9th Ave., where they identified that the same stolen vehicle associated with the traffic violation was involved. The search for that driver continues as

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