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EVERETT – Police used patrol cars to stop an Everett woman who allegedly drove her car into an officer while trying to flee, officials said.

Everett police were called to a parking lot near the intersection of Mukilteo Boulevard and Dogwood Drive at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a disturbance, Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

Two people were in a car; a Mukilteo man, 28, and the woman, 23, he said.

Police placed the man in handcuffs and were interviewing him behind the car when the woman started to drive away, Goetz said.

One officer pulled the man out of the car’s path, while another officer confronted the woman and told her to stop, he said. The woman apparently hit the officer, vaulting him onto the hood. The officer wasn’t hurt.

The officer fired his gun to try to stop the woman, Goetz said. The woman was not hit.

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies joined Everett police to chase the woman. Police eventually used their patrol cars to stop the woman’s car, Goetz said.

The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of obstructing a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The woman was booked on suspicion of first-degree assault and eluding a police officer.

Both are scheduled to appear before a judge today.

The 34-year-old officer who fired his gun has been an Everett officer for two years. He was placed on paid administrative leave, standard procedure during an investigation.

The elderly couple police found dead in their Everett mobile home Monday died of an apparent murder-suicide, the Snohomish County medical examiner said Wednesday.

The couple, William and Lois Hughes, 79 and 77, were found after someone called 911 and asked police to check on them, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

The deaths were due to gunshot wounds, the medical examiner said.

The couple lived in the Lago De Plata mobile home park, a retirement community in the 600 block of 112th Street SE.

A construction worker working on the roof of a building at Edmonds Community College was hospitalized Wednesday after hot tar splashed on his face and right arm.

The accident happened when the worker tripped and fell around 12:30 p.m., said Edmonds firefighter Jim Martin. The worker, a man in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was alert and oriented throughout the ordeal, Martin said.

Police believe a Camano Island woman stole and passed checks from a disabled Stanwood woman, 56, she was hired to care for.

The woman, 38, was arrested Monday and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree theft and 14 counts of forgery. She was ordered held on $10,000 bail.

The woman allegedly cashed 14 stolen checks valued at about $7,300, according to court documents. The woman stole one checkbook and tore more checks from a second checkbook, police allege.

Bank surveillance video shows the woman cashing a $3,000 check belonging to the victim at a Stanwood bank, the documents said.

The family of the disabled woman hired the woman as a caregiver, Stanwood Police Chief Tom Davis said. The family became suspicious of the woman and called police.

The woman has six prior felony convictions, four for forgery, he said.

The investigation is continuing.

From Herald staff reports

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