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Man and woman lead police on wild chase in Monroe in stolen car
October 18, 2017
Special to the Chronicle by Rex D. Cain
Chronicle news & crime analysis
This report was first published Oct. 17 in the Breaking News
column on front page
(MONROE, WA.) Early Monday morning, just after midnight came the end. The end to a semi-wild chase a man and a woman led Monroe Police on.
Both were busted (that's where the end part came in). Here's how the caper went down.
An observant Monroe Police officer spotted a stolen rig in the parking lot of the Safeway store located in the 19600 block of U.S. Highway 2 in Monroe, which runs right through the middle of town just as pretty as you please.
The officer tried to do a traffic stop but the occupants of the vehicle were having none of that.
The driver put the pedal to the metal and took off like a bat out of hell. Zoom!
The miscreant wasn't a very good driver though. The stolen rig hit two parked cars in the process.
One of those cars was occupied by three children and an adult. Luckily they were not hurt.
Memo to would be career-criminals reading this: learn to drive you jerkwadic dimwits before you kill somebody.
In any event, the officer followed the stolen rig into the downtown Monroe area until it was stopped in the 400 block of South Ferry Street.
The guy driving and his female passenger then take off running toward the always popular 90-acre Al Borlin Park (Monroe's largest park) which was named after Al Borlin.
The story of Big Al
Al was a fine former city councilman and Monroe school teacher who promoted parks and environmental education. He was a stand-up guy, Al was.
In fact, many people do not know that Al Borlin park is actually a peninsula formed by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek, so it's a "natural" park, not some phony man-made park like you see in cheesy Seattle or Spokane. It offers "stunning viewpoints" of the wild, untamed Skykomish River, says the city.
But we digress. Back to the bad guys.
The female passenger (unknown if she was a hot babe or a regular babe) was found down a 10-foot embankment. Several Medics and officers were able to hoist her from the location. Minor injuries were (evidently) sustained by the fleeing suspect in heading down the ravine.
Ravines can be treacherous and nasty. Stay out of them whenever possible.
A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy and K9 (that's a police dog) assisted with an hour-long K9 track (track meaning the dog and officer walked around searching for the guy) and located the alleged miscreant, also in Al Borlin Park.
Both individuals were transported to EvergreenHealth of Monroe with minor injuries that needed tending to.
The stolen vehicle was towed to the Monroe Police Department where it will remain until the end of recorded time. (Just kidding. Wanted to see if you were paying attention).
Interestingly, both individuals "refused to cooperate with police" so their identities are unknown.
They refused to say their names?
Is it possible they could be Russian spies sent over here to continue to monkey-wrench our pathetic "election" process (if you can call it that) and they were afraid because they got caught that their cover would be blown and that in turn Moscow would send someone here to whack them like they did to that Russian guy in England who was injected with a rare radioactive substance as he was walking down a street and then died?
Of course it's possible. Anything is possible.
At any rate the babe (otherwise know as the female) was transported to the Snohomish County Jail for booking for possession of stolen vehicle.
The male (who is not a babe) was heading for a booking on possession of stolen vehicle charges upon release from EvergreenHealth.
The gendarmes also say additional charges are pending.
Let this be a lesson kids. Crime does not pay.