Suspected Car Thief Nearly Hits MLPD Officer

A driver of a stolen car on Tuesday ends up arrested after he nearly hit an off-duty Moses Lake police officer. According to authorities Luis Martinez stole the car Tuesday morning from a West Peninsula Drive address after the owner left it unattended while the car was warming up. Martinez was caught in the 4000 block of Windy Street and the off duty officer held Martinez until other officers arrived. Martinez was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a suspended license.