KIRO Newsradio reporter Darren Dedo covers nighttime crime in the Puget Sound area on the morning of July 21: a drive-by shooting in Mount Vernon, a bank robber still eluding custody and a child predator Wanted by police in Redmond.
Arrest made in Mount Vernon at the wheel of a shooting
Mount Vernon police are making an arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting involving someone who shot at another vehicle on Tuesday.
Mount Vernon Police were dispatched for a weapons offense in the 2300 block of E Division.
Mount Vernon Police have received numerous reports of a red BMW and a silver BMW driving erratically.
According to officers, people inside the red BMW opened fire on the silver BMW. The vehicles had disappeared when officers arrived.
At 2pm on Tuesday, a 22-year-old suspect was taken into custody by Mount Vernon Police Tactical Operations.
Officers executed a search warrant and recovered the red BMW and other items from the vehicle.
The suspect was incarcerated at the Skagit Valley Community Justice Center for shooting while driving.
Anyone who witnesses the shooting should call Mount Vernon Police at 360-336-6271 or 24-hour dispatch at 360-428-3211.
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Bank robbery in Mount Vernon, suspect still at large
Mount Vernon Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a credit union.
Investigators say it happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union at 315 East College Way in Mount Vernon.
According to police, the suspect entered the crate and implied he had a weapon.
He threatened to injure staff if the register was not opened.
According to the police, he stole money and ran away from the credit union.
A K-9 team tracked the suspect but lost him.
Police say the suspect is a light-skinned, slim-built man in his twenties.
If you have information about the theft, call 911 or Mount Vernon Police at 360-336-6271.
Manhunt for child predator in Redmond
Redmond Police are looking for a man they believe attempted to lure a girl into a wooded area and expose himself in front of her.
According to Redmond PD, the incident was reported Monday in the area of NE 166th Avenue and NE 104th Street in Redmond.
The girl told police the man asked her to follow him into the woods.
Witnesses told police the suspect was an Asian male in his late 20s or early 30s, with a slim build, short buzz-style haircut, wearing a gray tank top and dark blue pants .
He was seen driving away in an older, dark gray Honda Accord 2-door. The passenger door is slightly discolored.
Anyone with information about the suspect should call Redmond Police.
Would-be Bellevue Rare Coins thieves caught on security camera
Last week, Bellevue Rare Coins in Bellevue was approached by would-be thieves looking like guns. The Issaquah location (below) encountered the same situation.
The CEO installed automated locks after their West Seattle location was burglarized. pic.twitter.com/RBwhUUF9g0
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) July 21, 2022
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