BRIDGEPORT – Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal credits Bridgeport Deputies with using remarkable restraint early Sunday morning when dealing with two suspects in a stolen vehicle.
It happened when a Deputy pursued a recklessly driven vehicle into the Douglas County PUD parking lot. When the Patrol vehicle pulled up behind the vehicle it was put into reverse and rammed the Deputy’s car then sped off.
The chase continued until the suspect car had a flat tire and forced off the road. The female suspect, 24 year old Yvon Lopez-Flores of Bridgeport, resisted arrest but is now in custody. A 20 year old passenger identified as Christopher Rodriguez also of Bridgeport was arrested on a warrant.
Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal Incident News Release:
On 12/10/17 at 1:56 AM, a Douglas County Deputy on routine patrol spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on Tacoma St. and 21st in Bridgeport. The Deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren, but the car sped away. The car ran six stop signs as the Deputy pursued. The suspect vehicle drove into the PUD parking lot. When the Deputy pulled in behind vehicle, the driver put the car in reverse and rammed the patrol car. The pursuit continued. The suspect vehicle had a flat tire and eventually was forced off the road. She resisted arrest. The vehicle was found to be stolen from Bridgeport on 12/08/17. The female driver, 24 year old Yvon Lopez-Flores of Bridgeport, was arrested for a possession of a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, and DUI. There was a passenger, 20 year old Christopher Rodriguez of Bridgeport, who was arrested for a DOC warrant. The criminals were booked into the Okanogan County Jail without further incident. There were no injuries.
The deputies used remarkable restraint dealing with these reprobates. I appreciate their professionalism.
Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal