Three Arrested After Driver Rams Patrol Car On Capitol Hill

Officers arrested two men and a woman Monday afternoon after they rammed a patrol car and led police on a foot chase on Capitol Hill.

At about 1:30 pm on Monday May 5th, patrol officers saw a car make an illegal left turn at 12 Avenue and E Denny Way and realized the driver was wanted for a felony warrant. When officers tried to pull over the car, the driver sped away.

Police followed after the car—and the two men and two women inside—until the suspects collided with a vehicle parked near 10th Ave and Denny Way.

When officers pulled in behind the suspects’ car, the driver threw the car into reverse and rammed the officers’ patrol car.

Again, the suspects tried to speed away from the scene, but quickly realized the crash had left their car wedged between the patrol car and another vehicle parked on the street.

Two men and one of the women in the car fled the scene on foot, leaving one woman behind at the scene of the crash. Officers arrested her at the scene and began chasing after the other suspects.

Police caught up to one of the men about two blocks from the scene of the crash, and arrested the second man with the help of a bystander, who lent police a hand—or foot, rather—and tripped the second suspect at Broadway and E. John Street.

Officers found the woman and the two men were all wanted on warrants and booked them into the King County Jail. Police are still searching for a second female suspect.