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Stolen Motorcycle Recovered in West Richland

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- West Richland Police recover a stolen motorcycle, right next to the house of their chief of police. Police say what started as a typical traffic stop ended up as a chase through West Richland streets.

Police say Kyle Byrne first took police down Deer Street and then onto 59th before heading down a dirt alley. He then ditched his bike and went through a fence, trying to make it to his cousin's house. This is where police finally caught up to him and arrested him, just a couple doors down from the West Richland Chief of Police's house.

Chief Layne Erdman says, "This isn't the first time that my neighborhood or my house has been nearby or involved in an accident. This one just happens to be a couple away from mine."

Byrnes was arrested for eluding police and posessing stolen property. He was also riding the bike with a suspended license. Police say the stolen bike belongs to a family in Kennewick.