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Officers Recover Stolen Car, Firearm, Forgery Materials on Suspicious Vehicle Call

Police took two subjects into custody for multiple felony charges and recovered a stolen car and handgun Monday morning. 

Just after 9:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a hotel parking garage in the 1000 block of Pike Street to check the welfare of a man in a parked vehicle. Police could see two bullet holes visible in the driver’s door and contacted the man inside the vehicle who was not injured.

Officers took the man into custody after a check of the Vehicle Identification Number confirmed the car was reported stolen. A handgun found in the vehicle was also confirmed as stolen and tied to 26 other firearms taken in the theft of a U-Haul truck last month in Federal Way.

During the investigation, police contacted the occupant of a hotel room associated with the arrested suspect. Officers found computer equipment and other materials used to produce forged identification cards, as well as multiple identification cards and blank checks belonging to other people, in the room and took the occupant into custody.

The suspect in the stolen vehicle, a 32-year-old man, was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, forgery, and identity theft.

Officers also booked the 35-year-old man found in the hotel room for possession of a stolen vehicle, identity theft, forgery, and possession of stolen property.