FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
May 19th, 2016
Lt. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
The Cass County Sheriff's Office assisted the Kansas City Police Department with the recovery of a stolen vehicle and arrest of two subjects shortly after 1:10pm today.
Around 12:45pm Thursday afternoon, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen vehicle that Kansas City Police were following south on I-49 near 155th Street. Belton Police located the vehicle on I-49 and pursued the vehicle south until Cass County Deputies were able to catch up. Deputies then pursued the vehicle to 291 Highway where Harrisonville Police were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device. The vehicle exited I-49 at Commercial Street and continued into Harrisonville. The driver was unable to control the vehicle due to the deflated tire and stopped on Plaza Drive and 2 Highway, east of I-49. Cass County Deputies along with Harrisonville Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol took a female driver and female passenger into custody without incident.
Kansas City Police reported that the vehicle, a white MGE van, had just been stolen in Kansas City.
The two subjects were transported to the Cass County Jail. Charges are pending at this time.
Above photo courtesy of KMBC's News Chopper 9.
Charges have been filed on Aubrey Vallejo (left photo) for 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. She is currently being held in the Cass County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Valerie Drapeau (right photo) has been charged with 2nd degree tampering with a motor vehicle and is also being held at the Cass County Jail on a $2,000 bond.