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Four Juveniles Arrested, Police Recover Stolen Firearm, Two Stolen Vehicles, and Marijuana 

On December 20th, a community member flagged down officers to report somebody was throwing items out the window of a moving vehicle in the University District neighborhood. 

Officers drove to the area near the intersection of Northeast 41st Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast to search for the vehicle. When police located the vehicle, they observed it had damage consistent with stolen vehicles.  

As police approached the vehicle, they observed two males inside the vehicle, one male standing near the rear driver side and another male subject nearby.  

When police attempted to contact the group, all four subjects ran from them. A PEO near the incident heard the foot pursuit broadcast and provided information to assist in locating three suspects who were hiding behind a dumpster near the 4200 block of 7th Avenue Northeast. Each of the male suspects were taken into custody without incident.  

Officers completed records check of the suspect vehicle, a silver Hyundai, and another Hyundai parked nearby with a damaged passenger window and ignition. The suspect vehicle returned as a reported stolen and the other was confirmed to be an unreported stolen after contacting the registered owner.   

Upon searching the suspect vehicle, a stolen firearm out of Renton was found and a vast quantity of cannabis products. In addition, two Tasers dropped by the suspects during the foot pursuit were recovered as well. 

Police arrested the four juvenile male suspects. The juveniles 15, 16, and 17 were booked into the King County Child and Family Justice Center. The 15-year-old and 16-year-old were booked for possession of a stolen firearm and the 17-year-old for possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle. Officers requested a charge for obstructing a public officer against the fourth juvenile male suspect, a 14-year-old.