Suspected car thief in custody after Olympic View Drive-area drone and K9 pursuit

A 23-year-old Camano Island man suspected of car theft was taken into custody by Edmonds police after he attempted to elude officers who confronted him Thursday morning on Olympic View Drive.

According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure, shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle occupied by a man parked near 85th Place and Olympic View Drive.

Approximately 10 minutes later, Edmonds police officers arrived to investigate, and determined that the vehicle was stolen. The suspect was in the vehicle at the time, and when confronted by the officers he sped off in an apparent attempt to elude them. After a short chase, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled into the neighborhood, McClure said.

Lynnwood police and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called in to assist in pursuing the suspect, and both K9 and drone units were deployed.

At 11:32 a.m. the suspect was located walking on the railroad tracks just west of Olympic View Drive, and he was taken into custody at 11:40 a.m.

According to McClure, the man will be transferred and booked into the Snohomish County jail Thursday on multiple charges.  While there is no official word yet on what these charges will be, they will likely include possession of a stolen vehicle and attempting to elude police.

— By Larry Vogel

0 Replies to “Suspected car thief in custody after Olympic View Drive-area drone and K9 pursuit”

  1. I live in the area effected, and was stopped three times by officers on my way to a doctor appointment. The first asked if I had seen any stanger run through my place. The second asked the same thing, then asked me to roll down the back window so he could have a look. He then stepped back and asked quietly if I was really alright. It hand’t occurred to me that I might have been forced to drive someone out of the area. I am very grateful to the Edmonds police for their care and polite, efficient professionalism.

    My third stop was on the way home, and the officer smilingly told me it was safe, and to have a good day.

    Edmonds is very lucky with its police.

    Though I doubt if Camano Island man would agree!

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