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Police pursuit in Redmond, Clyde Hill leads to Kent man’s arrest

At 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) received a report that an erratically driven vehicle was traveling southbound Avondale Road.

The license plate given by the citizen caller returned to a stolen vehicle out of Federal Way.

Redmond officers located the vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 520 and attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled. The vehicle description was transferred to the Washington State Patrol (WSP).

State patrol officers and Redmond police observed the vehicle exit SR-520 into Clyde Hill.

The vehicle was located in the neighborhoods near 92nd Avenue Northeast. The suspect vehicle swerved toward the officers. Redmond officers deployed a stop stick device as the vehicle attempted to flee again. RPD and WSP officers pursued the vehicle. The vehicle subsequently crashed into a post in a resident’s yard.

The suspect fled on foot. A Redmond officer gave chase and detained the suspect.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Federal Way at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Bellevue Police Department is investigating the traffic collision, while RPD is investigating the stolen vehicle.

The 18-year-old suspect, a Kent resident, was booked into King County Jail on charges of investigation of possession of stolen property and eluding.

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