Officers Make Arrests, Recover Stolen Property in Highland Park Yesterday

Officers from the Southwest Anti-Crime Team (ACT) were in the Highland Park neighborhood of West Seattle yesterday afternoon responding to community complaints of auto thefts and abandoned stolen cars in the area.  It was long before they located a stolen truck and made the arrests.

Around 4:30 Wednesday, ACT members were in the 8800 block of 9th Avenue SW when they spotted a reported stolen truck parked in a business lot.  Officers watched the female driver walk away from the truck while another woman remained in the passenger seat.  Plain clothes officers followed the suspect until uniformed officers arrived and took her into custody.  The passenger was also detained and it was determined she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

During a search of the suspects, police recovered numerous stolen credit and debit cards, which had been reported stolen during multiple car prowls and burglaries in and around Seattle.

While officers were arresting the two women, a man, who was known to officers to have an outstanding warrant, inserted himself into the situation.  Officers recognized the man as someone who had recently fled from patrol officers recently.  He was immediately arrested on his outstanding warrant.  The three suspects were later booked into jail

Detectives will follow up on the stolen credit and debit cards.