Teens suspected in two Marysville assaults

MARYSVILLE — Police in Marysville are investigating two recent assaults involving young suspects.

The victims include a trio of middle school boys, one of whom wound up in the hospital with serious injuries. As of Tuesday evening, police had arrested at least two teens in connection with the cases, and additional arrests are expected.

Detectives also believe the same car, a Chrysler 300, was associated with both assaults, Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

The first assault was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 8300 block of 60th Drive NE, Lamoureux said. Police were told a large number of people had attacked three middle-school-aged boys.

Investigators were told a car drove past the boys and multiple people jumped out and assaulted them.

Police offered to call medics to evaluate the boys’ injuries, and the offer was declined by families on scene, Lamoureux said. Investigators later learned that one boy was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized.

Several people in town took to social media this week, circulating messages about what they said happened. Several of those messages were sent to The Herald.

Police said some details in the messages were in error, including suggestions that officers didn’t care about what happened to the boys.

“We have been, in fact, taking this incident very seriously and continue to follow up on leads that have been developed,” Lamoureux said.

Some people in Marysville are concerned that the assaults on Saturday may be gang-related.

“That is still being investigated as to the validity of those claims,” Lamoureux said Tuesday evening.

The second assault was reported just after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 67th Avenue NE and Grove Street.

A man was stopped at the intersection when a car behind him may have bumped his vehicle, Lamoureux said. The man got out to check for damage.

That’s when a 15-year-old Marysville boy jumped out of the Chrysler and punched the man in the face, Lamoureux said. The boy ran but was arrested a short time later. He was tracked down because police were provided the license plate number of the vehicle involved in the bumping incident.

Meanwhile, it appears that car also may have been involved in Saturday’s attack, Lamoureux said.

A 14-year-old Marysville boy has been arrested in that case, and detectives anticipate there will be more.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Child porn found in forest treehouse and Mill Creek home

Daniel Wood, 56, has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.

The rules: You can’t put just anything on your vanity plate

The state keeps a “banned list” of character combinations that will automatically be denied.

Driver killed in crash identified as Monroe man

Anthony Ray Vannelli Jr. died of blunt force injuries. He was 37.

Edmonds man gets nearly 14 years for murder of roommate

Derrick Crawford, 22, admitted that he shot and intended to kill 27-year-old Joshua Werner.

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Everett hit-and-run

Police are searching for the driver and a gray Dodge Stratus with extensive front-end damage.

Masked gunman sought in shooting at house near Darrington

The suspect — a neighbor — is still at large. There were no injuries reported, but a television was hit.

‘Working together again like we did back then’ to save fish

Tribes and agencies convene to continue the fight to save salmon — in the name of Billy Frank Jr.

Sound Transit lobbies Congress to keep Lynnwood line funded

President Trump wants to cut a $1.17 billion grant. Bipartisans in Congress could preserve it.

Slide prompts closure of Whitehorse trail east of Arlington

More than two miles of the route will be closed indefinitely “due to significant earth movement.”

Most Read