The Crime Blotter: Sedro-Woolley traffic stop ends in high-speed chase and stolen vehicle arrest

Sep 19, 2022, 2:21 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:34 pm




A routine traffic stop for speeding on Highway 20 Saturday morning ended in a high-speed chase and stolen vehicle arrest.

Early morning Sept. 17, Sedro-Woolley police officers were on the east end of the city near Highway 20 and North Fruitdale Rd.

Two officers saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 20.

By the time officers checked the vehicle’s speed on radar, it had slowed considerably but was still traveling 55 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Police say the car then quickly accelerated back up to 59 MPH, now in a 35 MPH zone.

Officers tried stopping the vehicle for speeding. They got behind the car after it had turned south on Township St. The vehicle didn’t stop and began driving more recklessly.

Officers discontinued their attempts to stop the car.

Officers did see the vehicle turn west on State St. Officers, checked the area, located the vehicle on 8th St., and saw the driver running. A Sedro-Woolley police officer ran after the driver and tackled her to the ground when she would not stop attempting to run from the officer.

Officers found out the suspect had stolen the vehicle from a residence east of Sedro-Woolley.

The car was left on and still in drive when she fled on foot.

Police say the woman was also under the influence of a substance.

Police returned the vehicle to the victim of the theft.

Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for blood evidence from the female driver. After the warrant was served, the female was booked for taking a motor vehicle without permission, attempting to elude police, DUI, and resisting arrest.

The female suspect and officer were not injured in the incident.

The suspect has prior convictions for an attempt to elude, assault 3rd, DUI, hit and run, MIP, and reckless endangerment.

The Crime Blotter: Tacoma Police investigating deadly shooting

South Seattle drive-by shooting sends 1 to Harborview Medical Center

Seattle Police say a 49-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in South Seattle early Monday morning.

Officers say around 1:45 a.m., the victim and a man were in a vehicle and were stopped at a stop sign at Rainier Ave. S and S Othello St. when another car pulled alongside them.

According to SPD, two occupants of the second vehicle opened fire, hitting the 49-year-old woman, and drove away.

The 49-year-old woman’s male companion drove them to the 7200 block of Rainier Avenue South, where officers met them.

The woman was rushed to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

If you have any information about this incident, please get in touch with the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

Tacoma shooting leaves 1 dead with homicide suspect in custody

Tacoma Police say on Sept. 15, 2022, at 10:25 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1500 block of St. Paul Ave.

They found an unresponsive male outside a vehicle and immediately started life-saving measures.

The 42-year-old male was rushed to a local hospital and died of his injuries.

Tacoma Police detectives established probable cause to arrest a suspect in this homicide.

On Sept. 16, officers saw the suspect driving a vehicle in Tacoma. They tried stopping the car on southbound I-5 at Portland Ave, and the suspect did not pull over, and a pursuit ensued.

Police say the suspect dumped the vehicle in the 5900 block of N. 26th St. and ran off but was stopped after a short foot pursuit. The 42-year-old suspect was arrested for murder in the first degree.

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The Crime Blotter: Sedro-Woolley traffic stop ends in high-speed chase and stolen vehicle arrest