Photo: Curt Milton, EastlakeAve.com
SPD cruisers chased a white Ford Mustang at high speed through the streets of Capitol Hill tonight as the vehicle involved in a missing person case sideswiped cars and sped toward I-5 before turning toward the Eastlake neighborhood and crashing into Rogers Playfield.
Officers first pulled the vehicle over near Bellevue and Pike. From there, the chase was on. We have reports of the cars speeding down 15th Ave E and then onto 10th Ave where it sideswiped a car at Roanoke.
The vehicle then sped across I-5 into Eastlake before crashing into the park where the driver fled on foot but was cornered shortly thereafter and taken into custody.
According to East Precinct radio transmissions, the missing person investigation involves a woman reported missing to the Washougal police department a few days ago. When he was pulled over, the suspect told police he had just received the car from the woman but a plate check revealed that plates from another vehicle had been swapped onto the car. The suspect sped away east on Pike at 6:44 PM before heading up 15th Ave.