Press Release


Theft/Vehicle Prowel Suspect Arrested.

Kittitas County, WA - 07/17/2017 - 23 Year old Christopher Lagerstrom of Edmonds WA was located and for 3 counts of Vehicle Prowl, and Theft 2nd degree.

On 7-14-2017 6:46 AM Sheriff Deputies and Cle Elum Police responded to the 71 Block of Airport Road in Cle Elum for a theft in progress.  Amber Braak reported a male subject was trying to steal the wheels off of their truck and had fled the scene in a white truck. 

Around 0715 hours Dale Evert of 1300 Airport Road contacted law enforcement on scene and advised a white truck was parked in front of his gate. He stated the driver fled on foot when he attempted to contact him.

Law enforcement responded and observed a White 2000 Ford F250 registered to Christopher Lagerstrom of Edmonds. Mr. Lagerstrom was located in the 1000 Block of Airport Road where he was taken into custody without incident.  Two additional vehicle prowl reports were dispatched, one at 920 Airport Road and the other at 1115 E. 1st Street in Cle Elum. Both victims have identified their stolen property, recovered from Lagerstrom’s vehicle. Lagerstrom also had on his person, property belonging to the residence located at 1071 Airport Road.

It is estimated Mr. Lagerstrom stole and attempted to steal close to $5000.00 worth of items.

A vigilant neighborhood put a swift end to this.

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Contact: Clay Myers, Undersheriff