Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Sunnyside resident Zane Z. Schilperoort, 29, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after attempting to allude police because of outstanding arrest warrants.
Schilperoort was seen around 2:20 p.m. driving on South Fourth Street, according to Sunnyside Police Department Captain Phil Schenck.
Police pursued Schilperoort south of town to a canal road, where they could no longer follow him, according to Schenck. The suspect left his vehicle and continued on motorcycle. He was believed to have been hiding near the cattle pens at Van De Graaf Ranches, but police were unable to locate him, said Schenck. Washington State Patrol and Mabton Police Department officers assisted in the search for Schilperoort.
Officers were later notified that Schilperoort had been found hiding in a barn. As police closed in to arrest the man, he is stole a pick-up truck and continued to allude police. He was located on Midvale Road. Officers attempted to stop the suspect and pursued him an additional seven miles. Schenck said he fled the vehicle he had stolen and entered a house near Hudson and Price roads.
Schilperoort was eventually apprehended and arrested. He has been charged with two counts of alluding, first degree theft, possession of stolen property and four outstanding warrants.