Officer’s tenacious investigation results in lots of stolen items

On November 14th, a South Precinct officer responded to a disturbance call in the 1700 Block of Sturgus Avenue South.  While officers were investigating that call, the officer noticied a motorcycle leaning against the building.    The motorcycle’s  registration was checked.  The information came back that it was a stolen motorcycle.   Additional information showed that the residents of the location had outstanding warrants for their arrests.  The officer then discovered two more vehicles in the driveway of the residence, believed to belong to the warrant suspects. One of the vehicles had duct tape covering the license plate in an attempt to obscure the letters.  As the officer went to remove the tape, he observed in the back of the vehicle multiple suitcases, purses, and eletronic items,  items believed to have been taken in burglaries and car prowls.

The following day the officer returned to the residence with other officers and contacted the warrant suspects.  They were arrested on their outstanding warrants and a search warrant was obtained for the residence and the vehicle.  During an extensive interview with one of the suspects, it was determined that many of the items recovered from the vehicle were stolen during car prowls.  Some of the items recovered included a  handgun, multiple cell phones, GPS devices, power tools, and a large number of stolen credit cards.  The 38 year old male was later booked into the King County Jail on his outstanding warrants.

South Precinct detectives will now handle the follow up investigation.