This past Saturday at 6:40 p.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Emerald Ridge apartment complex, located in the 3000 block of 118th Ave SE in Bellevue. Several witnesses called to report a disturbance between a male and a female. The male, later identified as a 38-year-old Puyallup resident, was driving a stolen vehicle and was involved in an argument with a female driving a van who was later identified as a 36-year-old Olympia resident. While Officers were responding, witnesses reported that the male had a handgun and pointed it at the female. Witnesses stated that the male shot the gun into the bushes during the altercation. The female then went back to her van and allegedly intentionally rammed it into the stolen vehicle as the male was sitting in it.
Witnesses said that the man then jumped out of the vehicle and ran away, with the female chasing him in her car trying to run him over. The female then drove up and down 118th Ave SE looking for the male until she saw him exiting the parking lot of the complex in the stolen vehicle. Witnesses said that the female then drove intentionally at the other vehicle at full speed, ramming into the stolen pickup, which caused the vehicle she was driving to crash into rocks, fly across 118th Avenue, and crash into the brush and trees on the west side of the roadway.
Officers arrived on scene and immediately detained the female, who resisted arrest. The male fled in the stolen vehicle, but abandoned it just north of the apartment complex. A Renton Police K-9 unit responded to the scene and located the male suspect about 200 yards from the vehicle in dense brush. The male suspect also resisted arrest but was taken into custody. During the investigation, the female suspect removed one of her handcuffs and attempted to escape the patrol car she was in, however she was taken back into custody before escaping. Both suspects were transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and later booked into jail for several felony charges. Detectives from the Bellevue Police violent crimes unit are investigating. During an interview, the female suspect told detectives that she and the male suspect were involved in a dating relationship, and stated: “we smoke a lot of meth.”