A suspect is in the hospital after a vehicle pursuit that began in Mill Creek the morning of Nov. 16 ended when the suspect jumped a median and crashed into a freight truck.
The suspect is being treated at a Seattle hospital for minor injuries. He’s expected to be released Nov. 16 and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for eluding, and possibly for vehicular assault involving a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car and other potential booking charges.
The suspect is known to law enforcement and believed to be responsible for some burglaries in the Snohomish County and Eastside areas.
The suspect vehicle in the pursuit — a 4-door Subaru — was stolen. Mill Creek Police pursued it first, then terminated the chase.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office got involved near 148th Street Southeast and Seattle Hill Road (just east of Mill Creek) when a deputy spotted the Subaru and tried to stop it.
The pursuit went along 128th Street Southwest and later 164th Street Southwest in the Lynnwood area before the suspect got on I-5 headed southbound. Before getting on I-5, the suspect tried to hit a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car; the deputy took evasive actions so there was only minor damage to the patrol car and no injuries to the deputy.
Washington State Patrol also was involved in the pursuit.
Just south of Northgate the suspect crossed the median and went into the northbound lanes where he struck a small freight truck. There were no serious injuries reported to the driver of the freight truck. The suspect suffered some facial cuts.