Tacoma PD SUV stolen, driven into King County and crashed

Tacoma PD SUV stolen, driven into King County and crashed
(KIRO 7 News)

TACOMA, Wash. — Investigators arrested a man who they say stole a Tacoma police SUV, drove it into King County, crashed it and then fled Monday morning.

Officers were called at 5:36 a.m. to a report of a man trying to steal a car in the area of 1200 N Pearl Street. A Tacoma officer arrived minutes later and began running after the suspect, but the suspect doubled back and jumped into the officer’s patrol SUV and drove away at 5:43 a.m.

At 6:01 a.m., King County deputies received word of a crash involving a Tacoma police SUV and a car at Military Road South and South 276th Court just south of Kent. The driver got out of the SUV and ran away.

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Tacoma officers and King County deputies responded at the scene.

An officer and a police dog tracked down the suspect. The 25-year-old man was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m.