MONROE –September 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm: Officers responded to the report of an attempted stabbing near the intersection of W Columbia and Dickinson Street in Monroe. Officers were on scene within minutes with reports of a tan Pontiac Grand Am leaving the area turning right on N Kelsey then right on Main Street. The Pontiac was seen turning into the parking lot of Frank Wagner Elementary School then left continuing west on West Main Street.
Officers stopped the vehicle in the 800 block of West Main Street. The driver was taken into custody. The victims, a 19-year-old male driver and 18-year-old male passenger both from Monroe, stated that they were in a black Acura Integra driving down Blueberry Lane when a tan Pontiac Grand Am pulled in front of them at about 15 mph before slowing to 5 – 7 mph. The driver of the Acura honked his horn and the Pontiac pulled over allowing them to pass. The Pontiac then began to follow the Acura, yelling and gesturing out the window. The Acura turned right on 182nd and decided to pull into a parking lot on W Columbia to let the Pontiac go by. After the Pontiac passed, the Acura left the parking lot onto W Columbia and saw the Pontiac parked just down the road. The Acura pulled up beside the vehicle and the driver of the Pontiac got out with a long knife and lunged at the passenger side of the Acura, stabbing at the vehicle. The Acura was put into reverse and both vehicles left.
The suspect driver, a 66-year-old male from Monroe was transported to the Snohomish County Jail for booking on Assault 2 charges. His 15-year-old grandson, a passenger in his vehicle was picked up by a family member.