Man Steals, Crashes Everett Utility Truck

December 15, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

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The stolen truck was parked behind this one with the keys in it.

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This city truck was also hit.

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The suspect runs over some trees and into the brick wall.

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There was severe damage to the truck.

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Another look at the stolen truck.

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Fire crews check the man for injuries.

Yes, it can happen to anyone. Leave the keys in the vehicle, even when standing a few feet away and some opportunist may jump in and drive off.

That’s what happened when a City of Everett public works employee was working on Cedar street just north of Pacific.

Shortly before 9:00 AM the worker was outside of the truck which was running with the keys inside when a man wearing a red shirt walked up to the truck, hopped in and drove off.

He didn’t get too far heading into the Sound Transit Parking lot on Hill street where he hit another truck, drove over a tree and into the side of a brick building.

He reportedly tried to assault a city worker with a jack from the truck but was quickly detained by Everett Police.

The 30-year-old man was then examined for injuries by the Everett Fire Department and taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center to be checked out.

His final landing place will likely be the Snohomish County Jail facing numerous charges.

Click to enlarge these MyEverettNews.com photos from the scene.




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5 Responses to “Man Steals, Crashes Everett Utility Truck”

  1. Mark Says:

    This hppened just a stone’s throw from where he and his low-life buddies hang out at the Transit Center. Everett is getting quite the reputaion.

  2. Repo Says:

    He was higher than a kite!

  3. Gail G Says:

    This story explains a lot. We were sitting at the light on Pacific when it changed. We all started to enter the intersection when that truck ran the red light almost hitting everyone. I told my husband I was pretty sure his yellow flashing lights didn’t give him the ability to run a red light. Now I understand what was really happening.

  4. TaxPayer Says:

    That poor soul. He was probably just trying to get to his free housing and consume whatever drugs he bartered with his EBT card. Please send me the bill.