CASHMERE — A 41-year-old Wenatchee man left a trail of damage Wednesday night after the stolen half-ton pickup he was driving rammed a set of shop doors and knocked over several fences in the Cashmere area.
Billy M. Rose was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on suspicion of second-degree burglary, driving under the influence, malicious mischief, second-degree theft and three counts of hit and run driving involving property damage.
Rose is accused of illegally entering the Cashmere city shop at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Olive Street about 7 p.m., loading the pickup with a circular saw and a weed trimmer, then ramming the truck through the closed and locked bay doors of the shop, said Cpl. Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.
From there, the truck drove through a chain-link fence along Olive Street, hit another fence, then drove up Olive Street, dragging a large chunk of fencing and a post.
He then drove up Yaksum Canyon to the end of the pavement, rammed a fence there, turned around and drove back down the canyon where deputies arrested him about 7:20 p.m., Reinfeld said. He did not know why Rose drove up the canyon and then turned around.
No one was injured in the incident, Reinfeld said.