Driver Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle into School Bus, Overturning It
Spokane Valley Police
SPOKANE VALLEY - Spokane County Sheriff’s and Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a vehicle crash involving a school bus in the intersection of E. Wellesley and N. Kenney Road Monday morning.
The bus, occupied by the driver only, was flipped on its side after being struck by a stolen BMW. The suspect fled on foot and was arrested later in the day. The bus driver did not appear to be injured but was transported for additional treatment due to the severity of the crash.
The stolen BMW had traveled further into the yard and crashed through a chain-link fence. Several people at the scene stated the driver (Schelin) fled the scene on foot to the east.
It was determined Schelin was driving at a high rate of speed and ignored a stop sign before plowing into the school bus in the stolen vehicle. He hid in a shed at the residence, where he was arrested, before attempting to contact the homeowner.
Schelin faces new charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Burglary 2nd Degree, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Suspended.
Schelin, who has a lengthy local criminal history, was arrested twice in the last two weeks (11/07/21 Warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, and 11/20/2021 Possession of a Stolen Vehicle) only to be released by the courts on his own recognizance.