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K9 Zeff Helps Find Suspects After They Flee From Stolen Car in West Seattle

Zeff, a dog who solves crimes, helped officers track down a group of teens after they bailed out of a stolen car in West Seattle late Sunday.

Around 9:45 PM, officers spotted a stolen Toyota Corolla driving near Alki and pulled up behind it as the driver was turning into a parking lot in the 2700 block of Alki Avenue Southwest

The five young men inside the car jumped out and ran off in separate directions.

Police began searching for the suspects and were joined by K9 Zeff and his handler, Officer Chris Hairston.

Officers detained one suspect–16-year-old wanted on a warrant for vehicle theft–while Zeff sniffed out three other teens, who were hiding in a greenbelt near the 3000 block of 59th Avenue Southwest.

Police booked the 16-year-old into the King County Youth Service Center for his warrant and identified and released the three other teens.