Clallam County deputies make arrests for vehicle theft

Two residents were taken into custody after being found in possession of a stolen truck in Sequim

Two peninsula residents were taken into custody on Aug. 26 after being found in possession of a stolen truck in the Sequim area.

Port Angeles resident Andrew Benson, 26, and Sequim resident Kami Johnson, 25, were booked into the Clallam County Jail last week after deputies recovered a Ford pickup that had been reported stolen.

At about 7:37 p.m. on Aug. 26, Clallam County deputies responded to a Sequim residence for the report of a possible stolen vehicle in the driveway. The vehicle and registration matched a vehicle reported stolen from the Forks area a couple days prior.

Deputies arrived to find Benson, who matched a description given to law enforcement officials, standing next to the truck, and Johnson in the passenger seat, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Benson was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and an outstanding arrest warrant.

Johnson was initially arrested on an arrest warrant, law enforcement officials said, but deputies during a search found a stolen fuel card belonging to the owner of the stolen pickup, and as a result Johnson was arrested for possession of stolen property-second degree and her arrest warrant.

The stolen truck was impounded for safe keeping.

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