Man rams police cars, tries to run over Edmonds officers, police say

Man rams police cars, tries to run over Edmonds officers, police say
(Edmonds Police Department)

EDMONDS, Wash. — Police said three officers are OK after a driver tried to run over two Edmonds officers and rammed two police vehicles Tuesday.

Police were called to the 900 block of Daley Street shortly after 10 p.m. following a report of a car driving through the neighborhood and the occupants opening mailboxes.

Officers found the car leaving the area and pulled it over on 86th Pl W, a dead end street, off Bowdoin Way.

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When two officers got out of their patrol car, the driver made a sudden U-turn and sped toward them on the narrow street. Police said one officer had to jump into a large bush to avoid being run over and was less than a foot away from the car when the suspect drove through that same bush.

The driver then sideswiped their patrol vehicle, shattering the driver’s side window and damaging its body.

Police said the second officer also had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

As the incident was happening, a sergeant was turning onto 86th Pl W. The suspect driver then sped toward the sergeant’s patrol vehicle and crashed into it, damaging the driver’s side push bar and mirror.

After a short chase, the male driver and his female passenger got out of their car and ran away near the Five Corners neighborhood.

An Edmonds police dog tracked down the woman, who was found hiding near an abandoned house. The man was found shortly after hiding in a home’s garbage can.

Both were arrested.

Police said the 38-year-old woman at first lied about her identity, but investigators later found she had a Department of Corrections warrant for drug violations.

The driver, a 24-year-old Kent man, was booked for investigation of three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of malicious mischief, eluding a police vehicle and driving on a suspended license. He also had two felony and two misdemeanor warrants.

The couple’s car has been impounded until a search warrant is obtained.