Redmond, WA - Redmond police are seeking to identify a driver who crashed into two patrol cars, narrowly missed hitting an officer, and then fled the area on Jan. 1. The incident began at 6:30 p.m. when a patrol officer spotted a stolen plate on a black Volkswagen sedan parked in a lot at 17170 Redmond Way.
When officers moved to contact the driver after she returned to the vehicle, she accelerated and smashed into the patrol car in front of her. She then reversed into the patrol car behind her and almost struck the officer who had stepped out of his vehicle to try to apprehend the driver.
The suspect ignored officers' commands to stop, drove the car over a curb, around the patrol car and sped out of the lot. Officers followed and searched the area but did not locate the suspect or the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white female in her 20s or 30s, with a long blonde/reddish hair that was up in a bun. She was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark jeans, was carrying a black handbag and had a small, fluffy, brown dog strapped to her front in a carrier.
There was also a passenger who appeared to be a dark-complexioned male in his 20s or 30s, with dark hair and dark facial hair.
Police are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or spots the vehicle to call 425-556-2500 or submit an anonymous tip here: http://bit.ly/RPDCrimeTip. The vehicle is likely a black, early 2000s VW Jetta with stolen WA license plate 839XQZ.
Media contact: Public Information Officer Andrea Wolf-Buck, 425-440-1316, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RPD Case #20-000044