WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla Police say officers recovered a stolen car less than an hour after the suspect took it.
Police say 31-year-old Hugo Humberto Martinez-Ramirez stole a construction worker's Ford Crown Victoria near Washington Park Tuesday morning.
Officers say while the construction worker was reporting his car stolen, he received a phone call that his car was on 2nd Avenue.
A short time later, police say a 9-1-1 dispatcher saw the same car driving on Rose Street from 2nd Avenue.
Officers say found the car parked at the Carniceria La Barata grocery store, and arrested Martinez-Ramierez inside.
Police say they returned the car to its owner, but an $8000 construction laser, that had been inside the car, was gone.
Officers booked Martinez-Ramirez into the Walla Walla County Jail for possession of stolen property.