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Monday, November 7, 2022

Umatilla woman accused of crashing stolen pickup truck, fleeing scene

A 33-year-old Umatilla woman was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after she allegedly crashed a stolen pickup truck and fled from the scene of the accident.

On Sunday, an MCSO corporal responded to the area of SE 207th Terrace and SE 182nd Avenue Road in Umatilla in reference to an accident involving a light-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck.

According to the MCSO report, the vehicle’s driver was believed to be a white female wearing purple tights who had left the scene of the accident. While the corporal was heading to the incident location, MCSO received a call for service advising that a light-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck had been stolen by a white female just south of where the accident had occurred.

Upon arrival at the accident scene, the corporal made contact with a woman who identified the stolen pickup truck’s female driver as Alisha Leah Williamson.

Alisha Leah Williamson
Alisha Leah Williamson

The reportee advised that Williamson was wearing a blue top, shorts, and purple leggings, and the reportee added that Williamson may be walking back to a residence located in the 14600 block of SE 210th Avenue.

The corporal responded to the residence on SE 210th Avenue and was unable to locate Williamson. The MCSO report stated that the corporal was informed that Williamson may be hiding at another residence in the 21000 block of SE 145th Lane.

At the residence on SE 145th Lane, the corporal observed an open door and located a woman inside who was covered in a blanket. The woman was identified as Williamson.

The corporal noted in the report that Williamson was wearing purple leggings. While Williamson was being led to the corporal’s patrol vehicle, she stated that the accident was “bad” and that she “did not know what happened.”

After returning with Williamson to the accident scene, the corporal made contact with the male owner of the pickup truck who advised that he did not know Williamson personally.

According to the victim, he had parked his pickup truck near a residence in the 20900 block of SE 157th Place to collect money from a job that he had completed. When he returned outside, he noticed that his vehicle was gone. He valued the vehicle at $9,000 and advised that he never gave Williamson permission to drive it.

Paramedics arrived on scene to check on Williamson. The corporal noted in the report that Williamson told the paramedics that she was driving the pickup truck and she was “so glad” that she did not hurt anyone.

After being read her Miranda rights, Williamson refused to discuss the incident any further.

Williamson was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where she is currently being held on $2,200 bond. She is facing a felony charge for grand theft of a motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor charges for leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, November 29 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.