Topic: police chase
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October 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
We wouldn’t believe this report if it weren’t posted to the official Seattle police website.
A 21-year-old led police on a chase in South Seattle during which he wrecked two vehicles (aside from his own), fought a martial-arts instructor and was arrested after he was found hiding in a medical-marijuana grow.
It started off simply enough: An officer saw a 21-year-old man and his 18-year-old female passenger driving in South Seattle with no license plate around 2 p.m. The officer flashed his lights for the man to pull over.
Instead of stopping, the car sped through a red light at the intersection of Seward Park Avenue and Rainier Avenue South, hitting two other vehicles. No one was injured in the crash.
The suspect’s car “rolled down the street for several hundred feet,” the report said, and when it stopped, the man and woman jumped out and made a run for it. The officer caught the woman, but the man ran away down Rainier Avenue.
With us so far? Great. Now this: A martial-arts instructor who happened to be walking down the street saw the man running and threw an “outside crescent kick” to the suspect’s leg, knocking him down.
He and another bystander had the suspect pinned to the ground when yet another unidentified man pushed them off the suspect and helped him escape.
From there, the suspect ran inside a building — one that turned out to be housing a medical-marijuana grow.
Officers descended on the building and found the suspect, along with jewelry, wallets, mail and cash they say he stole. They found a gun and several iPads in the crashed car.
Police went to the address of the mail — which matched information in one of the wallets — and found a family who had come home and discovered their house had been broken into. Several iPads and a wallet were missing.
The 21-year-old man was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, felony eluding and unlawful possession of a firearm, the report said. He’s also being investigated for burglary. The 18-year-old woman who was with him was released, the report said.
May 10, 2013 at 5:37 AM
MILL CREEK (AP) — A Mill Creek police officer and a fleeing driver were injured in a collision about 1 a.m. Friday in a Snohomish County intersection.
KIRO reports the chase began in Mountlake Terrace.
The suspect’s car caught fire after the crash. The suspect and officer were both taken to a hospital.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating.
February 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM
A vehicle speeding away from the scene of a house prowl in Stanwood tonight hit a patrol car, almost struck an Island County deputy, and led police on a chase that ended in Everett with 3 arrests, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
When two men were reported to have been prowling a Stanwood home on the 18600 block of Marine Drive around 9: 30 p.m., an Island County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded. After deputies reached the scene, the two men hopped into a vehicle driven by someone else. That car hit a patrol car as it attempted to run over the Island County deputy, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement officers then chased the vehicle down Interstate 5 until the suspects exited at 128th Street in Everett. When the chase ended on the 200 block of 128th Street Southwest, three suspects in the car were taken into custody. The suspects included two 25-year-old men and a 22-year-old woman, who deputies believe drove the car.
No one was injured during the chase, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
January 20, 2013 at 4:26 PM
The man who died in a car crash early Saturday after leading police on a chase was identified Sunday as McKinnon Stenkamp.
Stenkamp was 19 years old, and a resident of Enterprise, Ore., according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
He died in Renton after his car careened off the road in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Junior Way South. Kent police started pursuing the car on southbound Interstate 5 because they suspected the driver was intoxicated. King County sheriff’s deputies later joined the chase.
January 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM
A driver who led Kent police and King County sheriff’s deputies on a chase was killed Saturday morning when his car rolled down a ravine in Renton.
Kent police started pursuing the suspected drunk driver as he headed south on Interstate 5 at about 4 a.m. after he failed to stop. The officers asked for assistance from the Sheriff’s Office, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.
Deputies joined the pursuit, chasing the driver south on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. At some point the driver rammed his car into the car of one of the deputies pursuing him, West said.
The suspect’s car careened off the road in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Junior Way South, where it becomes Sunset Road. The vehicle rolled about 30 feet down a ravine and hit several trees.
The driver died at the scene.
The deputy whose car was hit by the suspected drunken driver was taken to the hospital with back pain, but was later released, West said.
July 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM
A male suspect ended a police chase by falling more than 40 feet off an Interstate 5 freeway overpass near Beacon Hill into a blackberry patch, according to scanner traffic Monday evening.
The 20-year-old man was one of several men Seattle Police Department officers saw running away from where gunshots had been reported on the 4800 block of Corson Avenue South, according to Seattle Police Department’s online blotter. One suspect was caught at the scene with a handgun. The man who fell off the I-5 had run across the freeway’s northbound lanes.
Medics were dispatched at 9:47 p.m. to extricate the man from the patch, located near Airport Airway South and South Snoqualmie Street, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. He was found unconscious with a head injury and has been sent to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, he said.
Police later confirmed another man in his mid-20′s hiding in bushes below the freeway was also a suspect according to the SPD blotter. Moore said that man found a shorter four to five foot jump off the freeway then rolled down a 10-foot embankment. He was treated for minor injuries and sent to Harborview Medical Center as well.
July 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM
A man dangled about 30 feet above I-5 at the end of a police foot chase through Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon, according to witnesses who documented the end of the chase.
“You’re used to people doing that in movies, but not in real life,” said Matt Emmett, a construction worker who was near the REI store on Eastlake Avenue East when he saw what was happening.
Police officers eventually helped the man climb back up the ledge to be taken into custody.
Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel said the man was wanted for a misdemeanor warrant, but did not say what the warrant was for or what led officers to initiate the chase.
April 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM
The Associated Press
YAKIMA — A 33-year-old Toppenish woman has been sentenced to three years and a day in prison for her fourth try at eluding police and driving under the influence.
The Yakima Herald reports Shawntay Dull also was placed on five years of probation Tuesday for her guilty pleas to charges of attempting to elude police and DUI.
The conviction stems from a chase in March that lasted 28 minutes and topped speeds of 100 mph.
Troopers eventually flattened two of the suspect’s tires with spike strips, slowing her down, then a pursuing trooper bumped the car, causing it to spin out.
Dull’s sentence resulted from a change in state law that increased the penalty when other lives are in danger because of a police chase.
February 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM
An intensive search for two burglars in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood resulted in one arrest Thursday afternoon.
At about noon, a 911 call from a resident of the 4800 block of Columbia Drive South reported two males kicking in the door of a neighbor’s house and going inside.
In an online blog posting, Seattle Police Detective Jeff Kappel said the house they entered was in the 2000 block of South Edmunds Street.
Officers were responding when the caller reported that the suspects had left the house and fled in a green vehicle.
During the search for the vehicle, another 911 caller called to report seeing it and two men. At one point, police were chasing the vehicle but it managed to elude them.
Eventually, an officer saw the suspect vehicle stopped on South Juneau Street with one person walking away from it.
The officer gave chase, but it took a canine unit to find the suspect hiding under a house.
Kappel said items stolen from the victim’s home were seen inside the suspect vehicle.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
December 28, 2011 at 8:12 AM
The Associated Press
KELSO – The Washington State Patrol says a woman led them on a high speed, 40-mile chase through southwest Washington in a motor home.
The Longview Daily News reports that (http://is.gd/X0z2kd) the motor home was driving between 86 miles per hour to 44 miles per hour with its lights off on Interstate 5 Monday night, and hit a Ford Bronco in the Kelso area. The driver of that car was uninjured.
The patrol says motor home only stopped after spike strips deflated a tire.
But then the driver, Amy Renee Mason, jumped out of the car and proceeded to run toward oncoming traffic. She was quickly caught by troopers.
Troopers say she told them she was trying to get away from people who were chasing her, but she didn’t know who they were. She said she didn’t realize she hit another vehicle.
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