Man steals Animal Services van, crashes it into 5 cars on Martin Way, flees

Man steals Animal Services van, crashes it into 5 cars on Martin Way, flees

LACEY — David R. Santos, 30, was arrested yesterday evening after he stole a van belonging to Joint Animal Services in Olympia, drove it approximately a mile down the road, where he crashed it into 4-5 vehicles, and fled the scene.

The suspect ran into the Tractor Supply store just a few hundred feet away and remained there long enough for employees to grow suspicious, and the called 911.

Police arrived and after being positively identified by witnesses, arrested Santos for Burglary 2nd, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Hit and Run – all felony charges.

Several people suffered minor injuries, but none were life-threatening. The road was closed from 6:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm.

photo credit: Katrina Rhodes

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