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Heavily armored vehicle joins SWAT arsenal

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County Regional SWAT Team has a new vehicle, and it’s big — very big — and heavily armored.

The U.S. Army surplus vehicle, weighing 37,000 pounds, was awarded to the county, said Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett. The vehicle is a 2008 International Maxxpro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

“We will be able to get into places with that we couldn’t with our regular four-wheel-drive rigs,” said Mike Harris, chief of patrol. “With the recent…

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