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Man Arrested in Stolen Vehicle After Collision in University District 

Friday afternoon, police received a 911 call about a residential burglary involving a stolen vehicle in the Squire Park neighborhood. 

Officers arrived around 4:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of East Fir Street to investigate the burglary and learned a woman’s vehicle had been stolen from the rental property. 

The three female victims ages 18, 22, and 23 entered the property via a locked front door and noticed the interior of the residence had been rummaged through. A shattered sliding glass door was later located and several personal items were reported stolen to police. 

The stolen vehicle had tracking capabilities which allowed officers to track the vehicle near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Olive Street. Police attempted to detain the driver, but he drove towards officers and struck a parked vehicle multiple times before fleeing from the location.

Police continued to track the vehicle to the University District neighborhood near the intersection of University Way Northeast and Northeast 45th Street. The driver hit several parked vehicles before crossing into oncoming traffic where he then collided with a moving vehicle on the roadway.

Officers contacted the uncooperative driver and when he exited the car, police took him into custody.  

At the time of the incident, no injuries were reported to police. The suspect sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries but declined medical attention from Seattle Fire.  

The 33-year-old male suspect was arrested for residential burglary, assault, theft of a motor vehicle, harassment, and eluding. He was later booked into King County Jail.