Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

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On Monday night (Jan. 5), a poorly-driven car attracted the attention of a Burien Police officer, which led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles, a stolen motorcycle, several stolen license plates, and a stolen handgun.

Police say that around 8 p.m., a deputy went to stop the driver for unsafe driving and a check came back with the plate listed as stolen.

Once the car was stopped in the 12000 block of 1st Ave South, and the 29-year old male was arrested, deputies found out the car itself was stolen out of Tukwila.

The next bad news for the male suspect was that the different license plate on the front of the car also came back as stolen. Checking the driver’s name showed there was a warrant out for his arrest for a driving offense.

Rounding out this suspect’s bad luck was the fact that he had driven back to his house instead of stopping immediately for the deputy. In his yard there was a Harley-Davidson, and when deputies checked, the motorcycle came back as stolen from Seattle.

Next up was another car parked on his property which came back as having been reported stolen from Puyallup.

A search of the stolen car the suspect had been driving resulted in the recovery of a handgun which had been taken in a burglary reported to Auburn Police earlier in the day.

The suspect claimed no knowledge of any of these stolen vehicles, license plates, or the gun, police said. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

“If there is a moral to the above story it may be that it’s probably prudent to be on your best driving behavior when driving around in a stolen vehicle,” said Sgt. DB Gates. “And that making it back to home base doesn’t make you ‘safe.'”

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One Response to “Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police”
  1. Joey DiJulio says:

    Was that really his house? I mean, everything else was stolen, did they check to see if he’s the legal owner / occupant? Jeez…

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