Pasco PD: Yakima man caught sleeping in stolen car

Pasco PD: Yakima man caught sleeping in stolen car

PASCO, Wash. — Officers arrested a Yakima man who was caught sleeping in a stolen car in a Pasco neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

A concerned citizen called police from the 100 block of N. Douglas Ave. at 2:42 a.m. to report that a suspicious sports car that was not from the neighborhood had parked near their home.

When police arrived, they found 27-year-old Wilbert Sanchez sleeping in a blue 2007 Ford Mustang that had been reported stolen out of Toppenish.

Police were able to see a pistol case inside the car at the time of the arrest. They obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found a pistol that was stolen out of Yakima with live ammunition.

Sanchez was arrested on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. He’s been booked at the Franklin County Jail.

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