UPDATE: Port Angeles vehicular assault suspects at large

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Sgt. Barb McFall this morning said the getaway truck, allegedly driven by Timothy Patrick Smith, was found up Old Mill Road in Port Angeles and impounded.

The 4-year-old boy suffered a broken hip and leg and remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Police continue to search for suspects Moyle and Smith.


On 4-13-2011, at approximately 1120 hrs, the Port Angeles Police and Fire Departments were called to a serious vehicle accident near the intersection of South Laurel and Viewcrest Avenue. Multiple Police, Fire, and EMS units responded to the scene. Arriving units found two vehicles. A heavily damaged Subaru sedan with four injured persons inside was found to be lodged against a telephone pole. The second vehicle, a Ford Mustang, was damaged and found approximately a block away. Officers discovered that the driver had left the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that the Subaru sedan, allegedly driven by Stewart Baker (24- years old and from Port Angeles) left the Albertson’s parking lot. It was reportedly pursued by a black Mustang, allegedly being driven by Michael Joseph Moyle (28-years old and from Port Angeles). Tawny Baker (also from Port Angeles) was also in the Subaru sedan as was a one- year old female child and a four-year old male child.

Witnesses state that the Mustang sedan drove into the back of the Subaru sedan at a high rate of speed on Laurel Street at Viewcrest. The force of the impact drove the Subaru sedan approximately 150 feet into a telephone pole which hit broadside on the rear driver’s side where the four year old male was sitting. The four-year old sustained what appeared to be serious injuries and was transported by EMS personnel to Olympic Medical Center. He was later airlifted to a Seattle hospital. The two adults also sustained what appeared to be serious injuries and were transported to Olympic Medical Center.

The investigation also showed that following the crash the Mustang left the area and then stopped approximately one block away at Ahlver’s Road. It appears that it was disabled by the force of the collision. Michael Moyle allegedly fled the scene in a light blue Toyota pickup that was reportedly driven by Timothy Patrick Smith (27-years old and from Port Angeles). Both Moyle and Smith were positively identified by an arriving Port Angeles Police Officer as they left the scene in the Toyota pickup. The officer did not know at the time that the two were involved in the accident.

The investigation shows that the collision may be the result of an intentional assault. The Port Angeles Police Department has probable cause for the arrest of Michael Joseph Moyle for 1 count of Felony Hit and Run and for 4 counts of Vehicular Assault. There also is probable cause for the arrest of Timothy Patrick Smith for Rendering Criminal Assistance. Officers are actively looking for both subjects. Persons with knowledge of their whereabouts can call the Port Angeles Police Department at 452 4545. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can also call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The program can pay a reward of up to $1000 for information that leads to any arrest with the filing of felony charges.

Contact Person:
Sgt Barb McFall
Phone: 452-4545

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