Good boy – K-9 dog nabs suspect who rammed police car

By Brian Soergel | Jun 05, 2019
Courtesy of: Edmonds PD An Edmonds police car was damaged after being rammed Wednesday.

In the end, a suspect who rammed a police car and led officers on a high-speed chase was no match for Ace, a K-9 dog serving the Edmonds Police Department.

At about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, an alert patrol officer spotted a vehicle with some front-end damage, and suspected it might have been in a recent collision, according to Sgt. Shane Hawley.

After the officer ran a check on the vehicle and discovered its license expired, she attempted to pull the driver over at Olympic View Drive and Wharf Street in Edmonds.

The driver fled and crashed a couple of blocks away.

The officer stopped about 30 feet behind the vehicle after it crashed. That's when the driver put the car in reverse and deliberately backed into the patrol car, shoving the front push bars into the grill. The officer was not injured.

The vehicle sped from the scene, east on 196th Street SW.

Another Edmonds officer spotted the vehicle and briefly gave chase, but terminated it due to the speeds of the pursued vehicle.

“Our policy is that if it’s gotten too dangerous to the public, we will stop the pursuit,” Hawley said. “It all comes down to safety.”

A Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Deputy found the vehicle in the 22100 block of Locust Way in unincorporated Lynnwood.

That’s when Ace comes in.

The driver fled on foot, but the K-9 and his partner, Officer Josh Hwang, found the suspect hiding in a nearby tree.

Hawley identified the driver as a 27-year-old man from Lynnwood. He was arrested for eluding a police vehicle and vehicular assault.

Two passengers were in the vehicle – a 42-year-old man from Marysville and a 28-year-old man from Brier. Both were arrested on warrants.

 

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