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

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