Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:08 a.m.
On January 15, 2018, just after 1pm, Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a traffic collision. As Officers started arriving in the area they learned that the male who caused the crash was leaving on foot. Several witnesses followed him eastbound on Main through downtown and stayed on the phone with Police. The male was later identified as 33 year old David V Wyman.
Officers started getting reports that Wyman was now at Post and Main, climbing on top of vehicles in the middle of the roadway and attempting to enter other vehicles. Officers arrived shortly after and took Wyman into custody. Officers on scene observed Wyman acting strangely and suspected he may be under the influence of drugs. Medics arrived and transported Wyman to the Hospital due to how intoxicated he was.
After an investigation it was discovered that Wyman had crashed into 6 other vehicles, thankfully nobody was injured. The vehicle that Wyman left behind at the scene had been reported stolen from Wellpinit WA about an hour before. Wyman matched the description of the suspect in the original vehicle theft.
After Wyman gets released from the Hospital he will be charged with Possession of a stolen vehicle, DUI and 6 counts of hit and run.
Officer John O'Brien