Three teens arrested for armed carjacking in Spanaway

Oct 4, 2022, 12:13 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:32 pm
Photo from Pierce County Sheriff's Department

Three teens were arrested for armed carjacking in Spanaway around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening.

Pierce County deputies were called to the 8700 block of 196th Street Court E when a 50-year-old woman reported she was held at gunpoint and had her car keys stolen.

According to the police blotter, the woman told police that she was coming home after picking up take-out food when she saw a car following her. When she pulled into her driveway, two suspects approached, held her at gunpoint, and demanded she hand over her keys. She did not immediately cooperate but handed her keys over after one of the suspects struck her with his firearm.

The suspects got into the victim’s SUV and drove away, as did the vehicle they arrived in.

Police found both vehicles at a nearby gas station and when they tried to confront the alleged carjacker, they fled the scene, with the officers in pursuit behind them.

Deputies had to split up to follow both cars; the driver of the victim’s stolen SUV attempted to pass traffic on the right near the intersection of 94th Avenue E and 128th Street E and hit another car. The suspect’s original car arrived at the 7400 block of 176th Street E, where the suspect attempted to flee on foot. They did not put the car in park though, as it rolled backward and hit a patrol cruiser. The suspect was later located by a K-9 team.

One 16-year-old female and two 16-year-old males were identified as the suspects, and are currently being held at Remann Hall Youth Detention Facility.

They are being charged with robbery in the first degree, assault in the first degree, felony eluding, and resisting arrest.

“The mother of one of the suspects told deputies that her son had recently been arrested for a similar incident and was on house arrest,” according to the police blotter.

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Ferndale standoff ends after man barricaded himself in a motel

Police were in a standoff with ‘an armed and dangerous suspect’ around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday near Barrett Road and Main Street in Ferndale at a Super 8 Motel.

Those inside the motel were asked to shelter in place. Other members of the public were asked to avoid the area during an apparent standoff.

A SWAT team arrived at the motel at 10:00 a.m., and by 10:10 a.m., the City of Ferndale officials said the suspect was taken into custody.

Arrest made in construction site theft, shooting in Crown Hill

Police arrested a man who shot at a group of construction workers last month when he tried to steal tools from a construction site in Crown Hill.

In the Sept. 26 confrontation, the construction crew noticed a man stealing $5,000 worth of tools from the bed of a pickup truck at the 1200 block of NW 83rd Street.

When the workers tried to confront the suspect, he fired at them and fled in a silver Mercedes. No one was injured in the incident.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, an officer saw the Mercedes at N 125th Street and Stone Avenue N and arrested the man.

Police booked the man into the King County Jail for robbery.

Suspects back car into cigar shop in Tacoma

Tacoma Police are searching for suspects who backed their pickup into a business in Tacoma Tuesday morning.

A vehicle crashed into Skyway Smoke Cigar and Beer on South Oakes Street around 6:23 a.m., according to the Tacoma Police Department.

When officers were responding to a 911 call, they saw the two men inside the car get out and run from the scene, police said.

No suspects are in custody and an investigation is underway.

Renton Police investigate a shooting that injured two at gas station

Renton police are investigating after two people were injured in a shooting at a gas station Monday night at 9:45 p.m. at the 200 block of Rainier Avenue N.

Police said at least two adult men were found with gunshot wounds, one of whom was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The second victim was able to be treated at the scene, but the victim’s condition has not been released.

Police said the victims were at the AM/PM gas station when a vehicle pulled up and shot at them before leaving the scene.

One of the victims left the gas station and was able to make it to the McDonald’s across the street. He flagged down a King County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the area, according to sheriff officials.

Police are continuing to investigate what led up to the shooting.

Police later said Tuesday morning they believe the shooting was likely not random.

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Three teens arrested for armed carjacking in Spanaway