Walla Walla police reported recovering car stolen from Milton-Freewater on Sunday morning -- before the neighboring town's police finished entering the theft report.
Walla Walla officers responded to a report of a car being driven erratically and arrested the driver in the parking lot of the College Place Home Depot just before 9 a.m.
The driver -- Nicholas Alfonso Aguirre, 18 -- reportedly had almost rammed another vehicle on Poplar Street.
When Aguirre was stopped in the Home Depot lot, he allegedly told police the car wasn't his.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license, and while he was sitting in the back of the police car, the stolen car report came in from Milton-Freewater, police said.
When the owner of the vehicle came, he reportedly told police that several items in the car didn't belong to him -- including a car stereo that had been reported stolen in a vehicle prowl earlier in the day.
Aguirre was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree possession of stolen property, five counts of third-degree possession of stolen property and driving without a license.