Bellingham police rammed by motorhome, lead on chase

Oct 28, 2022, 2:42 PM | Updated: 3:49 pm
37-year-old Marco Salinas of Ferndale. (Photo from Bellingham Police Department)
(Photo from Bellingham Police Department)

Bellingham Police are looking for a suspect wanted on warrants for domestic violence-related malicious mischief/harassment as well as second-degree theft and failing to obey an officer. He also appeared to be impaired and suspected of DUI, according to Bellingham Police.

The officer tried stopping the suspect in the 4200 block of Meridian, but 37-year-old Marco Salinas quickly backed up and slammed into a wall. Officers said he hit the gas and rammed the occupied police SUV head-on, damaging it.

As he took off, police said Salinas rammed a second occupied police SUV head-on, damaging it, but both officers were uninjured.

As he fled, offices claimed Salinas ran multiple red lights and swerved intentionally into the path of another patrol SUV. The officer was able to maneuver out of the way, avoiding the collision.

As Salinas jumped on the freeway during the pursuit, he intentionally swerved to try and hit a fourth patrol officer on the shoulder. This officer was also able to move out of the way to avoid being struck.

Salinas continued to disobey the flashing emergency lights and fleed from officers by driving recklessly through parking lots, alleys, and roadways.

Officers said, at one point, he swerved toward pedestrians as if to strike them and continued fleeing toward downtown.

At this point, the officers discontinued the pursuit, turned off their lights, and pulled over. Salinas fled in his motorhome.

If you see Salinas, call 911 immediately, as he has shown to be a danger to the community.

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Seattle police looking for assailant in Duwamish Waterway

Police officers responded to a shots fired call Thursday afternoon around 2:20 p.m. The victim told police they were near Diagonal Avenue Park and saw a suspect sitting in a metal fishing boat on the Duwamish Waterway.

They said the suspect stood up from the boat and pointed a firearm that appeared to be a black rifle toward the victim. The suspect fired one round toward the victim, then left the area heading southbound on Duwamish Waterway.

SPD checked the area, but didn’t find the suspect or crime scene.

No other victims or witnesses called 911 to report the incident.

Pierce County Sheriff search for missing woman

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to ask for help from the public to help to locate Rio Boyd, a missing 21-year-old female.

Boyd was last seen by her family Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Spanaway area and has not been seen or heard from since.

Boyd is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. She has brown hair, blue eyes, a scar on her left forearm, and a mole above her lip.

Deputies said Rio’s cell phone was located near Field Road and Mountain Highway later that night.

Six reports of gunfire in Tukwila, police investigating

Tukwila Police said over the past month, officers have responded to approximately six overnight shots fired calls at 152nd and Macadam Road S, with four of these calls being in the last week alone.

Officers said numerous shell casings have been recovered while investigating these incidents.

Anyone with information about these repeat illegal discharge incidents is encouraged to call them at (206) 241-2121 or email at

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Bellingham police rammed by motorhome, lead on chase