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Pasco Police Find Car That Was Stolen Ten Months Ago, Driver Arrested

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PASCO, Wash. - Thursday night a man was in Franklin County Jail after police said he was driving a stolen car.  

The Pasco Police Officer Chad Pettijohn said that he ran the license plate of the car near the intersection of 26th Avenue and Brown street.

Pettijohn said that Honda's from the 1990's are one of the most popular vehicles that are stolen.

The plate did not match car's description and police learned that the car had been reported stolen 10 months ago in Pasco.

The driver 25-year-old Andres Soto of Pasco was taken to jail.

Police said it is always great to be able to actually find a stolen vehicle.

Pettijohn said, "It's wonderful especially, one that's been gone for almost a year, to be able to call them up and say hey we got your car back now."

Police said that if stolen vehicles don't show up soon after they are taken they usually are never found.

A passenger that was in the apparent stolen car told KNDU that the car belonged to his friend.

Soto faces charges of possession of stolen property and other charges related to an unrelated felony warrant.

Police said people should know their license plate number and keep their cars locked.

Police said many times the stolen vehicles are sold to unsuspecting buyers.