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UPDATED: Suspected burglar arrested after allegedly ramming deputy’s car on South Hill

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 12, 2010 at 5:57 am with 13 Comments »
March 12, 2010 1:27 pm


Pierce County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man early today after he allegedly prowled South Hill homes, rammed a patrol car and jumped over fences in an attempt to escape officers.

The 25-year-old man was bitten by a police dog and suffered a leg injury, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. He’s been booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, felony eluding and residential burglary.

Deputies were called just after 2 a.m. today. Callers reported that a man was prowling cars and stealing in the Sunrise development area off South Hill, Troyer said.

A deputy responded to the area and spotted a potential suspect driving a Crown Victoria in the area of 139th Avenue East and 168th Street East. The deputy got behind the car and waited for other deputies to arrive.

The suspect took off, Troyer said. Less than a minute later, the suspect drove down a dead end road and turned the car around. He rammed the deputy’s patrol car at 171st Street East and 139th Avenue East. The car continued on, going through neighborhoods off 122nd Avenue East.

The suspect went down a long driveway in theĀ  11800 block of 164th Street East, crashed through a gate and went into a field, Troyer said. The car crashed into a tree and the driver ran. He was seen jumping over fences and going through backyards, Troyer said.

A police dog conducted a track and located the man after several minutes, Troyer said. The man was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of his wounds.

The deputy was not injured. The patrol car had a flat tire and sustained damage to its front end, push bar and passenger side headlight.

Inside the suspect’s vehicle, deputies spotted stolen property. The vehicle was towed to the South Hill precinct so investigators could get a warrant to search it more thoroughly.

Leave a comment Comments → 13
  1. jhockett says:

    Give that dog a treat! Good job!

  2. HalfofJ2 says:

    Sounds like an episode of cops :)

  3. fivecardstud says:

    Well thats a dog-gone shame that he got caught stealing other peoples possessions that they worked for.

  4. Shoot the little THUG!

  5. Lucky he did not come to my place, the dog would have been the least of his concerns.

  6. This week’s score is something like COPS 5, CROOKS 0. Every day the’ve been catching the bank robbers, high speed runners, etc–even when the bad guys thry to run over them or fight the K-9. Funny thing about this one, I thought it was the Police who are supposed to drive the Crown Vic!

  7. wow all this just around were i live…wow

  8. RBCharger says:

    Just goes to show that criminals don’t read the news. He could have got shot for assaulting an officer with his car. Too bad he didn’t.

  9. Quit ramming police cars! It just costs the taxpayers money and makes some cop sore for a week…or longer. I hope that the courts
    order restitution.

  10. Thanks for keeping us that much safer, officers. And good dog! Go fetch! :)

  11. I am sure some liberal, dope smoking nimrod would question why the police would engage in a vehicle pursuit.

  12. lovenlife says:

    Too bad the Sheriff didn’t put the degenerate on a slab in the morgue!

  13. lovenlife says:

    Too bad the Sheriff didn’t put the degenerate on a cold slab in the morgue!

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