January 12, 2022, in Issaquah, Newcastle and Issaquah police were following a stolen vehicle equipped with LoJack, a stolen vehicle recovery system that utilizes GPS to locate users’ vehicles from an accompanying app.
According to the King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Twitter account, the suspects dumped the vehicle in Issaquah in the middle of the road and one of them carjacked another vehicle at a nearby intersection with police officers right behind them.
The vehicle got on I90 and fled westbound into Bellevue. The occupants then fled the car and one was arrested (who also had a felony warrant).
The second suspect carjacked a vehicle stopped at a nearby intersection and fled in that car – after ramming a patrol car.
Units from the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol chased the suspect until he drove into a flooded road in Fall City, where he got out of the car and was arrested without incident.
KCSO Rescue is helping remove the car from the river.
[Photos and video courtesy of KCSO Air Support Twitter]