December 3, 2009 |

Marysville man runs up a tree to escape police

Marysville man runs up a tree to escape police

Takes police on a pursuit through N. Snohomish County BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR Lights and sirens cruised along Highway 9 near Frontier Village on Sunday, Nov. 23, around 7:30 p.m. after a man wanted by local police agencies and considered to be armed and dangerous, was spotted by police at a McDonald’s restaurant in Marysville. The suspect fled in a rental car as police converged on the Marysville restaurant. Officers pursued the vehicle as it headed north through Marysville, however, the suspect then got onto I-5 and headed south, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Rochon said.

The suspect then turned east onto the trestle on Highway 2 and traveled through Frontier Village and then onto SR 9 where he headed north again.

The pursuit ended in the 9100 block of SR 9 after running over a spike strip and the use of the PIT maneuver.

The suspect fled from the scene into the woods while yelling to police “shoot me”, Rochon said.

The suspect headed into a heavily wooded area in Lake Stevens and climbed almost 60 feet up a tree. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiators were called in an effort to achieve a peaceful resolution.

At 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, the suspect finally climbed down from the tree and was taken into custody. He was treated for hypothermia at a local hospital before being booked into the Snohomish County jail.

The suspect is a Marysville man known to police with a history of felonious crimes, Rochon said.

This incident involved resources from several police departments including Marysville, a Lynnwood K-9 unit, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Granite Falls, Snohomish, Washington State Patrol, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, WA DOT, and Getchell FPD 21.

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