By Doug Petrowski
A woman captured by police following a suspected home burglary in the 23000 block of 27th Place West in Brier on Wednesday, July 18, has been charged with first-degree burglary and booked into Snohomish County Jail. A second female suspect was apprehended, but no charges had been filed as of Thursday. The third suspect, a male, is still at-large.
Katarina Zimmerman, 23, was taken into custody by Edmonds police near Northeast 182nd Street and 61st Avenue Northeast in Kenmore following a high- speed car chase, foot pursuit and K-9 tracking of the trio of suspects.
According to a Brier Police Department report, Zimmerman was a back-seat passenger in a stolen maroon Honda fleeing north on 27th Place West at approximately 2:30 p.m. The vehicle failed to stop for a Brier PD officer and turned east onto 236th Street Southwest. The officer began pursuit of the Honda, which turned around and drove straight at the officer’s vehicle. The officer took evasive action and avoided a collision not just once, but a second time when the Honda reversed direction and came at the officer again.
A vehicle pursuit followed east on 236th Street Soouthwest, then south down Locust Way, which becomes 61st Place Northeast and then turns into 61st Avenue Northeast after crossing the King-Snohomish County line. Numerous other vehicles were either run off the roadway or were hit during the pursuit.
The occupants of the Honda abandoned the vehicle near 194th Place Northeast and 62nd Avenue Northeast in Kenmore. The three suspects fled on foot; two were ultimately captured. The Honda had been stolen from a Kenmore Park-and-Ride lot, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department.
Brier police were joined in pursuit of the suspects by officers from the Kenmore and Edmonds police departments, and deputies from both the Snohomish County and King County Sheriff’s Department.
Zimmerman and her two accomplices are also suspects in a similar home burglary earlier the same day in the 1100 block of 185th Place Southwest in unincorporated Snohomish County near Bothell, said Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Shari Ireton.
Law enforcement knows the name of the male suspect still at large. It is unclear if they obtained his name from evidence found during the manhunt and investigation or from either of the two suspects already in custody.