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Posted on: December 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Victim sees own stolen vehicle, calls police, suspect in custody.

Police officers with recovered stolen van.

December 13, 2016 - Bothell, WA

Officers responded to a stolen vehicle report at 9:42 AM this morning.  At 10:34 AM the victim called the police department to explain he had seen his vehicle in Kenmore and was following it W/B on SR 522.  Officers converged on the area and located the stolen van occupied by a lone male suspect.  The officers stopped the stolen van in the 6200 block of NE 181st ST.  Upon being stopped, the male suspect exited the stolen van and ran towards a pickup truck.  The pickup truck had been behind the stolen van as officers were getting in position to make the stop.  The pickup truck had pulled over and the passenger door opened up.  Before the suspect could get into the truck, officers affected the arrest.  The pickup truck fled the area.  Officers were able to get the suspect from the van into custody. 

Lake Forest Park Police Officers were in the area and observed the green pickup truck as it turned onto SR 522 from 61st AVE NE.  LFPPD Officers were able to get the pickup stopped and detain the occupants until Bothell Officers arrived. 

Officers located 2-way walkie talkies inside the vehicles that the suspects were using to communicate with each other.    

The suspect from the stolen van is being booked into King County Jail for Possession of Stolen Property and drug charges.  Officers continue to investigate the involvement of the occupants of the pickup truck. 

For more information, please contact Captain Mike Johnson

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