On February 25, 2018 it was reported that a citizen had discovered a male subject burglarizing a shop just south of Glenwood. When the suspect, later identified as David Chapelle, 33, of Portland realized he had been discovered he took off from the scene in a truck. The citizen followed Chapelle until the two were involved in a collision. Chapelle took off running in the woods.
Sergeant Fred Kilian, Deputy Ben Corning, Deputy Erik Beasley, Deputy Jim Leininger, Range Deputy Harold Cole and Bingen-White Salmon Officer Frank Randall responded to the area to start a search for Chapelle. There were several Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office Posse members that responded too. After tracking Chapelle for some distance Range Deputy Harold Cole spotted Chapelle who again took off running. Range Deputy Harold Cole with the help of Deputy Erik Beasley were able to push Chapelle towards Deputy Leininger who spotted Chapelle. Deputy Leininger with the help of a Posse member were able to take Chapelle into custody.
After further investigation it was determined the vehicle Chapelle was driving was determined to be stolen out of Portland. There were several items of stolen property that were taken from the shop in the truck. Chapelle was booked into the jail on related charges. This was a display of great team work among the involved Law Enforcement agencies, the Posse and the citizen.
On February 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM, Deputy Chris Wyzykowski was traveling southbound on Highway 97 when he checked a registration on a 2008 Honda Fit. The vehicle came back stolen out Wapato. Deputy Wyzykowski made contact with the vehicle and the driver at the Goldendale 76 Station parking lot. The driver, later to be identified as Deangelo Bear, 21, of Yakima was taken into custody. Bear told Deputy Wyzykowski that he had found the vehicle with the keys in it in Wapato. Bear was booked into the Klickitat County Jail for Possession of Stolen Vehicle. This was an example of great proactive police work.
Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Kallio
Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office