MARYSVILLE — A Lake Stevens man crashed a stolen Honda, ran from police and hid in the back of a pickup truck at a school district office Thursday afternoon in Marysville, police said.
Around noon, an officer on 51st Avenue NE tried to pull over a 1998 Honda Civic that was reported as stolen, said Cmdr. Mark Thomas, with the Marysville police. The Honda took off. Speeds topped 80 mph. Police ended the pursuit when it neared the city center.
Seconds later, the southbound Honda spun out as the driver turned hard left and broke an axle near a lumber store on State Avenue. An oncoming car slowed but struck the Honda. No one was hurt. The driver jumped a fence toward the Marysville School District headquarters, Thomas said.
A dog from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tracked a scent to a truck bed cover of a parked pickup. The dog started barking, and a man under the cover barked back — he didn’t want to get bit. Police arrested the man, 34, for investigation of eluding police and on several warrants from the state Department of Corrections.