Shoplift suspect crashes car, is detained by K-9 in Puyallup

Staff writerNovember 10, 2013 

A 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital Sunday after he allegedly shoplifted from the Macy’s store at the South Hill Mall and crashed his vehicle in Puyallup, where he was detained by a K-9 team.

Police were called about the shoplift shortly after 6 p.m., Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle said.

About that time, a Piece County sheriff’s deputy at the transit center across the street, who did not know about the reported shoplift, tried to pull over someone driving recklessly, and started pursuing the suspect when the vehicle fled, Engle said.

Puyallup officers took over the pursuit.

When the suspect crashed the vehicle near the 2000 block of Ninth Street Southwest and tried to run away, officers used a police dog to detain him, Engle said.

The suspect’s condition was not immediately available Sunday, Engle said.

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