Three juveniles were charged on Monday, April 8 in connection with a carjacking that started in Tukwila on April 3, 2024, and led to a police chase and crash in Renton.

The suspects, aged 13-16, face a range of charges including attempted robbery, eluding police, and hit-and-run.

According to Renton Police Chief Jon Schuldt, the suspects allegedly carjacked a vehicle in Tukwila and drove to Renton (read our previous coverage here), where they attempted another carjacking. They then fled police at high speed, crashing the car near the SR-167 offramp. All five suspects were apprehended after a foot chase.

Chief Schuldt attended the suspects’ initial court appearance, where three were ordered to remain in juvenile detention. Two were initially placed on home detention with electronic monitoring. However, one 16-year-old was rearrested on Friday for an April 1 burglary in Renton and is now back in detention. The court found probable cause for Burglary 2, Malicious Mischief 2, and Theft 2. He was remanded to juvenile detention. Another 13-year-old suspect was arrested and released on home detention.

“We sincerely appreciate the collaboration with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to help ensure the safety of our community by arguing that these suspects be detained,” Chief Schuldt said. “It was important for the deputy chiefs and me to be present in court to let the judge know how dangerous the suspects’ behavior is and that there needs to be consequences. We are pleased that four of the five are now detained.”

The juvenile justice system does not utilize bail. Instead, judges can order detention, home monitoring, or release.