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.
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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.