A 26-year-old Hoquiam man was arrested Thursday for trying to steal a truck, Aberdeen law enforcement officials said Friday.
In a press release, Aberdeen Police Department officials said at 3:29 p.m. Thursday, police received a report of a possible vehicle prowl near East 2nd Street.
Officers were told that two subjects were inside a parked red truck and people could her banging noises coming from it. The suspects were described as laying down inside the cab of the truck. The responding officers located the truck in the 200 block of North H street. The officers approached the truck and saw that a subject was sitting in the drivers seat with the seat in full recline. The man had gloves on and put his hands up when contacted by the Aberdeen officers. The ignition of the truck was punched, according to police, parts of the dash were hanging down and the ignition had pry marks on it. The officers reported that the damage appeared fresh.
The suspect was ordered out of the truck. He allegedly told the officers that he was trying to steal the truck so he could leave the area because he was going to prison on an unrelated charge of second-degree assault and illegal possession of a weapon.
Officers arrested the suspect on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous weapon. The man also had a felony arrest warrant for second-degree domestic violence assault and a City of Aberdeen arrest warrant for fourth-degree assault, malicious mischief and third-degree violence.
The man was transported to Aberdeen City Jail and booked without incident.