K-9 Team Tracks Down and Arrests Car Prowler

A Seattle Police K-9 team tracked down and arrested a 19-year-old car prowler early Monday after the suspect broke into a vehicle in Lower Queen Anne and stole a pistol.

The owner of the vehicle called police around 3:20 a.m. to report seeing the suspect in his truck on the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue North, and apparently steal his gun. The victim heard the gun being racked as the suspect left.

The K9 officer and his partner, Ziva, started searching for the suspect. Ziva found a strong scent and tracked the car prowler to an open garage near 2nd Avenue North and Aloha Street. The suspect was found beside a parked car in the garage. He was arrested without incident.

The victim’s gun was recovered. The suspect was also carrying a second loaded handgun and two vehicle titles that belonged to other victims. The prowler also was wanted on a Department of Corrections escape warrant. He was booked into King County Jail on the warrant and weapons violations.