Shoplift suspects fight, attempt to run over police while fleeing parking lot

Redmond Police Blotter

Two females face multiple charges after shoplifting two full carts of toys and other items from the Redmond Fred Meyer on NE 76th St. on Wednesday. The two are accused of theft, attempting to flee, fighting officers, running over a police bicycle and other crimes.

An employee flagged down two officers who were inside the store at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday to report the theft. Officers approached the two suspects as they loaded the stolen items into their car.

The two ignored all officers’ requests to stop as they were getting into their vehicle. The driver then quickly accelerated in an attempt to leave the crowded parking lot, dragging one of the officers a short distance before she drove into a post. The officer avoided being struck by the vehicle, although his police bicycle was crushed under the car.

The passenger was also violently confrontational. She bit an officer and spit in his face, and then unsuccessfully attempted to punch another officer and place her in a headlock.

The driver faces charges for assaulting police, destroying the police bicycle, theft, resisting arrest, DUI, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. The passenger is facing assault, obstructing and resisting arrest charges.

Fortunately, the involved officers were not seriously injured, and no bystanders in the busy parking lot were harmed during the incident.

Redmond Police Case #20-023307 

Incident occurred Dec. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.

UPDATE - Dec. 22, 2020: After police obtained a search warrant for the impounded vehicle and verified with Fred Meyer, the approximate cost of the items stolen by the two suspects totaled more than $3000. Among the items were make-up, cosmetics, bath and spa products, toys, clothing, perfume, electronics, and candles.

Anyone who witnessed or has video of the incident is encouraged to contact Redmond Police at


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