A 20-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., was arrested in Keizer after she was spotted driving a vehicle stolen in Salem.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the owner of a stolen car called 9-1-1 to report they had located the vehicle and were following it in Salem.
Law enforcement was notified, but the caller eventually lost sight of the car, a 2007 Prius. A few minutes later, a Keizer Police Department officer located the Prius near the intersection of Mainline Drive Northeast and Salem Parkway Northeast and attempted to stop it. The driver tried to elude the officer, eventually entering northbound Interstate 5, driving at around 80 mph.
Other officers assisted and were able to block the vehicle’s movement, and ended the pursuit near the Brooks exit on I-5. Minor damage occurred to both the Prius and one police vehicle. Haraja Apa was arrested at the scene.
Apa is charged with unlawful use of a vehicle, attempt to elude, and criminal mischief. Her bail was set at $30,000.