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East Precinct Officers Recover Occupied Stolen Car, Arrest Felon with Stolen Gun

A man is in custody after East Precinct officers located him in possession of a stolen handgun while sitting in a stolen car on Capitol Hill early Sunday morning.

On March 24th, at approximately 2:30 am, officers observed a 2018 Volvo with out of state plates parked in the 900 block of East Pine Street occupied by two people.  A check of the license plate showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Seattle approximately a week earlier.

Officers called for additional officers to respond to the scene and conducted a high-risk stop on the vehicle.  As officers were taking the occupants out of the car, they observed the male in the driver’s seat drop something in the back passenger seat.  After the two occupants were out of the car and in custody, officers located a loaded Glock handgun on the floorboard of the rear passenger seat.  A check of the serial number showed that the handgun had been reported stolen in Seattle in 2014.

Both suspects were arrested and transported to the East Precinct.  At the precinct, it was determined that one of the men, age 38, was a convicted felon and on active federal probation. He was the individual who was seen dropping the gun in the backseat.   The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of possession of stolen vehicle and investigation of possession of stolen firearm.  The other male, age 29, was identified and released from the precinct.

The stolen vehicle was impounded and the stolen Glock was submitted into evidence.