GRANDVIEW - A 28-year-old Grandview man was arrested yesterday (Thursday) by Grandview police on a charge of felony eluding.
Grandview police attempted to pull over Carlos Martinez Jr. yesterday in Grandview on Puterbaugh Road for failure to yield. Martinez then led police on about a three and a half minute chase before crashing through two fences with his vehicle coming to rest in a small drainage ditch.
Grandview police say Martinez is a convicted felon and a handgun was observed by police to be in his vehicle. Police say they will charge Martinez with felony eluding and felon in possession of a firearm. He will be transported to the Yakima County Jail today. The Sunnyside and Prosser police departments assisted in the pursuit.
Grandview police also investigated a theft that was reported from the 800 block of West Second Street at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. A cell phone was reported stolen.
In other police news since yesterday, Grandview officers have dealt with two animal complaints, one report of fraud, three reports of graffiti, one report of harassment, one juvenile problem, two suspicious people or situations, two traffic problems and one wanted person. Police also fielded one informational call.