Early morning pursuit of stolen car in Shoreline

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shortly after 3:30 this morning a deputy in Shoreline attempted to stop a stolen car near North 145th and Aurora Ave North. The stolen vehicle did not stop and a pursuit was initiated. Approximately 4 minutes later, in the 7600 block of Aurora Ave North the deputy performed a PIT maneuver, which stopped the stolen car.

According to Wikipedia, "The PIT maneuver, or precision immobilization technique, is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop."

The driver (and sole occupant) of the stolen car immediately fled on foot, with the patrol deputy giving chase. A Taser was deployed during the foot pursuit but the suspect was able to continue running away. A short time later the deputy caught the male and took him into custody.

Aid was called for the suspect as he was experiencing medical difficulties due to an unknown cause. He was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The suspect is still in the hospital receiving treatment and it is unknown when he will be released.

Detectives were called out to conduct an investigation into the vehicle pursuit and ensuing foot pursuit. The suspect is a 42 year old male, last known to have a city of Seattle address. He has a warrant out for his arrest from the Department of Corrections and is now facing additional charges of eluding and possession of stolen property.


Anonymous,  October 27, 2014 at 12:17 AM  

Chasing a car at high speed down Aurora almost to Greenlake then using a pit maneuver isn't considered safe. Other law enforcement agencies call off the chase in the interest of public safety.

Anonymous,  October 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM  

experiencing a medical emergency precludes going straight to jail. take a tip from this all you lawbreakers - if/when you are caught, fake a heart attack, seizure, whatever.

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