Port Angeles police arrest Federal Way fugitives

Early in the evening of August 16, 2010, the Port Angeles Police Department was contacted by Detectives from the Federal Way Police Department indicating that two felony fugitives from their jurisdiction were present in Port Angeles. The Federal Way Police Department advised that there was probable cause to arrest both subjects for Assault in the 1st Degree and Residential Burglary.

Additional information received from the Federal Way Police Department was that on August 3, 2010, in Federal Way, one of the subjects, while fleeing from a burglary in progress, drove a van toward a police officer as the suspect fled the scene. The officer reportedly fired multiple rounds from his service pistol at his assailant.

Plain clothes Port Angeles police officers deployed in the area they believed the subjects to be and officers located both individuals seated on a bench near the Feiro Marine Life Center at the City Pier. The Officers maintained surveillance while additional officers were called in and a high-risk arrest plan was developed.

Port Angeles Officers maintained surveillance on the two subjects. When the individuals moved to a location near the parking lot at 221 North Lincoln, a five officer arrest team approached and deployed from an unmarked van. Both subjects were taken by surprise and quickly taken into custody without incident.

Matthew Jacob Harris, age 29,, and Cassandra Lynn Extine, age 46, both believed from the Federal Way area, were placed under arrest. Port Angeles Officers transported both subjects and later turned them over to Officers from the Federal Way Police Department.


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