Edmonds police pursuit into Shoreline ends in power outage for residents

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photo courtesy Edmonds Police

By Diane Hettrick

According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Shane Hawley, it all started with a sandwich.

And it ended with 1200 Shoreline residents in the dark for nine hours.

Photo courtesy Edmonds Police

Subway Sandwich at 238th Hwy 99 in Edmonds, is open 24 hours. A couple came in just before 3am on Tuesday and ordered sandwiches.

“Apparently, the two suspects were upset with how the clerk was making their sandwich, wanted something they were out of and jumped the counter to try and get it,” Hawley said.

The clerk, who was alone in the store and had been robbed the week before, started screaming. The couple left and the clerk grabbed the phone to call the police.

"The clerk was screaming and we didn’t know what was going on" said Hawley. "Two officers responded and as they were walking in, a black truck went speeding out of the parking lot from in front of the store."

An incoming officer located the truck on southbound 99 but they turned off the highway when they saw him. The officer caught up to the truck on 76th Ave W and tried to stop it. The truck continued southbound into Shoreline on Meridian.

At N 185th the driver lost control, jumped the sidewalk, and crashed into a parked car and a wooden utility pole on the southeast corner of Meridian.

The lights went out for 1200 households. 

Both occupants refused medical treatment. Neither would claim to be the driver.

The male was booked for eluding a police vehicle. He also had a $35,000 warrant for a domestic violence charge. The female passenger was booked for threatening the clerk.

City Light registered the outage at 3:15am and dispatched a crew. 185th was closed from 1st Ave to Meridian. Buses were delayed and rerouted during the morning commute.

At noon, power was restored and the road was reopened.

All for chipotle sauce.


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