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Two in stolen vehicle at speed in excess of 100 mph on I-5, arrested by K-9

ARLINGTON—Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Byrd and K-9 Dico assisted in the apprehension of two suspects in a stolen vehicle that fled deputies in speeds in excess of 100 mph on I-5, early Friday morning.

At approximately 4 a.m., Friday, February 9, Snohomish County deputies located a stolen Audi Q5 driving northbound on I-5. As deputies were attempting to coordinate resources to stop the stolen vehicle, it fled at a high rate of speed after exiting I-5 to 236th Street NE. The stolen vehicle got back onto I-5, this time southbound, at speeds in excess of 100 mph, evading officers.

K-9 Dico on Friday, February 9, 2024, after his arrest. SOURCE: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

As deputies were conducting an area check, the vehicle was located abandoned at the southbound Smokey Point rest stop. With assistance from Arlington, WA Police Department and Marysville Police, deputies were able to quickly capture the passenger and set up containment in the area to locate the driver.

Deputy Byrd and K-9 Dico then arrived to assist with locating the outstanding driver of the stolen vehicle.

K-9 Dico tracked the suspect’s scent from the rest stop to the southbound lanes of I-5. A citizen alerted the officers that there was a male matching the driver’s description who ran across I-5 and was running through the northbound rest stop.

K-9 Dico and the tracking team re-located to the northbound rest stop and K-9 Dico reacquired a track on the driver.

After a short time, K-9 Dico narrowed down on the suspect’s hiding spot under several large tarps inside a fully fenced business lot. The suspect ultimately complied and was taken into custody without incident.

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