Vancouver citizens detain car theft, hit-run suspect

Deputies arrested him while the citizen detained him

A stolen Honda crashed into another car in Vancouver on Tuesday. The suspect was detained by a citizen (Clark County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Citizens and a witness, who saw a stolen car and subsequent crash on Tuesday, chased and detained the fleeing suspect until Clark County deputies could arrest him.

A stolen Honda (behind) crashed into another car (front) in Vancouver on Tuesday. The suspect was detained by a citizen (Clark County Sheriff’s Office)

Delane Turcott, 33, was booked into Clark County Jail for felony hit and run and a felony warrant. Clark County said more charges will be added.

Turcott was seen breaking into a Honda at the WinCo on Northeast 119th Street in Vancouver at approximately 1:45 p.m. The stolen car, at a high rate of speed, went through a red light and crashed into a car heading westbound. The driver of the other car, 48, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A stolen Honda crashed into another car in Vancouver on Tuesday. The suspect was detained by a citizen (Clark County Sheriff’s Office)