Carjacking suspect leads police on chase through Bellevue

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A 20-year old man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he led officers on a chase through Bellevue.

At about 9 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of 108th Avenue Northeast to a report of a valet attendant who was assaulted and the stealing of a red Camaro.

Investigators said the valet attendant was shoved to the ground by a man, who stole the car’s keys and fled.

Officers saw the stolen Camaro being driven recklessly and when the suspect reached 85 mph, officers did not pursue him.

The suspect crashed into another car near BelRed Road and Northeast 24th Street shortly after. No one was hurt in the crash.

The suspect then got out of the car and ran away from the scene.

The King County Sheriff’s Guardian One, along with its K-9 unit and Redmond police helped in the search.

Officers spotted the suspect running and two Bellevue motorcycle officers arrested him.

He was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of second-degree robbery, motor vehicle theft, eluding, resisting arrest, obstructing and hit-and-run.

Two officers were hurt and had minor injuries.

According to police, the suspect was arrested for a similar case last month. On May 13, police said he tried to steal two cars in north Bellevue. Officers found him in a storm drainage pond near SR 520. He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail. He posted his $50,000 bail less than a week later and was released.