Police chase down stolen vehicle in downtown Monroe

Two suspects located, one remains hospitalized

By Brandon Macz

Monroe Police arrested a man and woman following the pursuit of a stolen vehicle through downtown early Monday morning.

Police report a Monroe officer observed a stolen vehicle in the Safeway parking lot in the 19600 block of U.S. 2 in Monroe. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the couple fled, according to a news release. The 1998 Jeep Liberty stolen out of Seattle reportedly struck two others in the parking lot, including one occupied by three children and an adult.

The couple led police through downtown before abandoning the vehicle in the 400 block of South Ferry Street and fleeing toward Al Borlin Park.

According to the release, the woman was found down a 10-foot embankment, and she had to be pulled out by several medics and officers. After an hour of searching with a Snohomish County Sheriff’s K9 unit, officers found the man in Al Borlin Park.

Both were taken to EvergreenHealth Monroe for minor injuries, and the woman was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for possession of stolen vehicle. They were uncooperative, according to MPD, and their identities were not immediately known. The department has since identified the woman as a 25-year-old Bellevue resident. The man has not yet been identified, and remained hospitalized on Tuesday.

Photos courtesy of Monroe Police: Police pursued two suspects in this 1998 Jeep Liberty, which was reported stolen out of Seattle, through downtown Monroe early Monday, Oct. 16.While fleeing, the suspects allegedly struck this vehicle and another in the Safeway parking lot.


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