Machine gun confiscated following high speed chase

GRANDVIEW - A report from an alert Grandview resident launched a chain of events yesterday, Monday, including a 100 mile per hour chase and the arrest of a 19-year-old and 16-year-old.

According to police, shortly after 1 p.m. officers fielded a report that there were two individuals in a Chevy Suburban unlawfully possessing firearms.

Police say that when they tried to make contact with the vehicle, it took off like a rocket, striking another vehicle in the process.

The driver led Grandview police east out of Grandview city limits and into Benton County. Grandview officers were quickly assisted by Benton County Sheriff's deputies, Prosser police and the Washington State Patrol.

Finally, police say, the driver stopped at Evans Road and took off on foot through a vineyard. In the meantime, the juvenile passenger was arrested.

Grandview police then called on Benton County's K9 unit and the 19-year-old Grandview man, Nasario Cendejas, was ultimately found hiding under a porch.

Officers say they recovered multiple firearms from the Chevy Suburban, including a machine gun, as well as narcotics.

Police will likely charge Cendejas with unlawful possession of a firearm.


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