REDMOND, OR -- The investigation into a stolen van led to a pursuit northeast of Redmond, and eventually the arrest of three suspects, Monday afternoon. Deschutes County deputies were looking into a suspicious van reported near NE Upas and NE Negus Way, and discovered it was reported stolen from Hertz Car Sales in Bend. While on scene, they say a speeding car nearly hit two patrol cars, prompting the chase, which topped speeds of 70 MPH. The car failed to negotiate a curve on Negus and crashed into a ditch; three people ran from the scene.
Two deputies apprehended the male passenger, later identified as 27-year-old Christopher McCrea (pictured), and another deputy ran after two women. They arrested the alleged driver, 28-year-old Jana Siler (pictured) and 30-year-old Alexandra Vanalstine. Siler is charged with Attempting to Elude, Meth Possession, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving and six counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Investigators also believed she's connected to the stolen van. McCrea was arrested on an outstanding Parole Violation warrant and Vanalstine is accused of violating her probation and Meth Possession.