Police arrest suspect in stolen boat crash on Columbia River

January 8, 2020 GMT

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have arrested a man suspected of crashing a stolen boat along the Columbia River and ran from law enforcement.

KOMO-TV reported Tuesday that The Columbian first reported the watercraft was stolen from the Port of Camas-Washougal marina in Clark County.

Washougal Police Department officials told The Columbian they found the luxury yacht downriver near Vancouver before the person at the helm ran the craft aground near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Clark County sheriff’s office officials say a 20-year-old man was taken into custody as a suspect.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled Wednesday on charges of burglary, malicious mischief and theft of a motor vehicle.

The amount of damage to the boat was unknown.