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Car prowl arrests in Wallingford

On March 15th, at approximately 3:45 AM, North Precinct officers responded to a call from a citizen stating there was a car prowl in progress in the 4200 Block of 2nd Avenue NE.  The caller stated that it appeared the suspect vehicle was in the middle of the street and that three individuals were removing items from a parked car.  Officers arrived in the area and observed the suspect vehicle back into a parked car and then start driving toward them.  Fortunately, the car apparently stalled.  Two of the occupants were taken into custody, but the third suspect fled from the car.  Containment was quickly set up and a K-9 was brought in.  The third suspect was located by the K-9 hiding underneath a van nearby and was also taken into custody.  It appeared that at least two cars had been prowled.  It also became evident that the suspect car contained additional stolen items in it, so it was impounded pending a search warrant.  The three suspects were positively identified by witnesses.  The three suspects, two males, ages 27 and 28, and a female, 27, were later booked into the King County Jail for vehicle prowling and theft.  The driver was also driving on a suspended license and charged with hit and run, and the suspect who ran had an outstanding warrant.