Edmonds carjacking suspect in jail after K9 Hobbs tracks him down

K9 Hobbs with white sedan
K9 Hobbs with white sedan that had been taken in an earlier carjacking. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Police Department)

With the help of K9 Hobbs, Edmonds police Sunday night arrested a 31-year-old Mountlake Terrace man suspected of attempting to carjack a couple in the 1000 block of Maple  Street.

Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure posted on Facebook that the man is suspected of approaching the couple and telling them he would shoot them if they did not give him their vehicle. The victims were able to delay, and the suspect fled in a white sedan, which Edmonds officers found nearby. The sedan had been taken earlier during a carjacking in Seattle.

“K9 Hobbs searched the area and found the suspect hiding in the woods in the 1000 block of Cedar Street,” McClure said. As he was being taken into custody, the suspect “was assaultive towards officers and used racial slurs towards them,” McClure said.

After being treated at the hospital for injuries received during K9 contact, the suspect was booked into Snohomish County Jail for robbery, assault and possession of a stolen vehicle.

8 Replies to “Edmonds carjacking suspect in jail after K9 Hobbs tracks him down”

  1. Hobbs, you are worth your weight in gold my four legged friend!!!!!!! GREAT to know our streets are safer with YOU around!!!!!


  2. Good job Hobbs! Cool, another degenenerate off the streets. But from a liberal perspective, was a dog attack warranted? Seems like the police were taze anybody at any time but I wonder what warrants a dog attack? Were the police threatened? Or is it like the military who say, “hey, I’ve got a cool $100,000 missile, let’s use it” even when a couple of 50 Cal bullets might suffice? So you get to exercise your new dog, reinforce his training and left the taxpayers absorb the cost of the emergency room visit.


  3. Kim,

    At current gold prices, Hobbs is worth about $1,667,360….but we wouldn’t trade him for anything. Our K9 teams do amazing work. Finding dangerous criminals is priceless.


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