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Car smacks into Parkland duplex

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 27, 2008 at 11:14 am |
February 27, 2008 11:14 am

Dean J. Koepfler/The News Tribune

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are on the scene this morning of a car that smashed into a duplex in the 10100 block of Park Avenue.

The Cadillac had been stolen in Tacoma this morning, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. A deputy spotted the car and got behind it.

It took off and crashed into the duplex. The three people in the car have been taken into custody.

It was not immediately known how much damage was done to the duplex or whether anyone was home at the time.

This one is getting a bit more interesting.

It sounds like this crash is the tail end of a mini-crime spree for three juveniles – two boys and a girl.

They’re suspected of stealing a Durango around 8 a.m. from the 11700 block of 12th Avenue South, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. They crashed that vehicle at South 72nd and Trafton streets.

They allegedly stole a 1998 Gold Cadillac – that had been left running and unattended – from South 70th and Trafton streets around 10 a.m. and took off. Deputies spotted the stolen vehicle and got behind it.

The deputy activated his lights and sirens and a few blocks later, the driver of the Cadillac failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into the Park Avenue duplex, Troyer said.

The girl tried to run but was quickly taken into custody, Troyer said. The boys were also taken into custody.

No one was injured.

KIRO has a slideshow on its website with pretty phenomenal in illustrating just how far inside the house this car went.

Here’s a screen shot from SkyKING off KING 5’s web site.

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