Magnolia auto theft arrests

On January 14th at about 2:20 am, someone called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle in the area of 28th Avenue West and West Dravus Street.  West Precinct officers responded and located the car and began following it.  A license plate check showed that it was a reported stolen car from North Seattle.  Officers pursued the car to the 2600 Block of West Crockett Street, where the two occupants then fled from the car.  The suspects ran east across Thorndyke Avenue West.  Additional officers responded for containment as did a K9 team.  Two suspects were located by patrol officers, one at 23rd Avenue West and Boston, and the other at Thorndyke Avenue West and West Newton Street.  It was apparent during the initial investigation that the two suspects were calling each other on their cell phones, although they initially denied knowing one another.  The K9 team was able to track and locate clothing shed by one of the suspects.  The suspects were arrested.  It appears that there may stolen property in the car from other car prowls.  Detectives will be following up on the investigation.  The 19 year-old driver was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Auto Theft and Eluding.  The 18 year-old passenger was booked for Investigation of Auto Theft.